Saturday, October 8, 2011

Russia Accuses China of Spying (we're shocked)

Russia’s spy service has announced that it had arrested a Chinese citizen for allegedly attempting to steal secrets about the country’s missile system.  

The Russian statement came after a top American lawmaker accused China of exercising "an intolerable level" of espionage against the US, ABC News reports.

The Federal Security Service (FSB) said a Chinese citizen, Tong Shenyun, who pretended to be an official delegations’ translator, was working under the Chinese Government to buy "technical and repair documentation” about Russia''s S-300 missile system. 

China has so far not given response to the report, but officials have repeatedly condemned the hacking accusations against their country as "groundless."  (more)