Schools in China Say They Weren’t Behind Hacking

From ABC News:

Two prominent schools in China dispute allegations that attacks on Google and other firms originated from them, a report said Saturday.

The New York Times reported late Thursday that security investigators traced the hacking to computers at and in China.

The official Xinhua News Agency cited an unnamed university spokesperson Saturday as saying the allegation against it is baseless, and an official at the vocational school said its investigation found no evidence the attacks originated there.

Li Zixiang, a Communist party official in the Lanxiang school in the eastern Shandong province, said students there are currently on their winter break. He also disputed the Times report that some evidence linked attacks to one computer science class taught by a Ukrainian. “We have never employed any foreign staff,” Xinhua quoted Li as saying.