China denies Pentagon cyber-raid

Tuesday, 4 September 2007, 4:54 PM EST

China has denied reports that its military hacked into the computer network of the US Department of Defense in Washington.

A foreign ministry official said the claims "reflected Cold War mentality".

The Financial Times quoted US officials as saying the Chinese army made the attack, which crashed part of a system for the defence secretary's office.

At the BBC.

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