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Chinese sources deny involvement in a parent's cyber attacks directed against chinese businessmen who's been critical of alleged corruption in prc leadership gore wendy a billionaire currently residing in new york and asking for political asylum he's facing an indictment in china on corruption charges himself the incidents were directed at organisations associated in some way with mr wangi a hudson institute event was cancelled after an apparent de dos campaign mounted from shanghai and the second unspecified incident is said to have led the law firm clark held to withdrawing representation from him they earlier launched his asylum claim well wendy has accused china's ruling communist party of being a kleptocracy chinese officials deny involvement in any of the alleged incidents and say they've had nothing to do with any cyber attacks the exiled billionaire may have faced the chinese ministry of public security said quote the chinese government would like to suggest that the us law enforcement authorities supply china with the detailed information relevant clues in evidence so that china could assist in the investigation to identify the real source of such hacking and quote the ministry said they'd cooperate with us investigators palo alto networks reports that the oil rig threat group prominently involved in hacking middle eastern targets is back with an enhanced set of trojans in its toolbag but oil rig cyber espionage threat group is widely believed to be operating on behalf of the iranian government it's targets have prominently included saudi arabia and other regional rivals they're using new infection documents and a new injection trojan.