US condemns cyber attack by Beijing
According to Washington, its allies and Microsoft, a major cyber attack by the China-backed Volt Typhoon group has penetrated critical infrastructure networks in the United States.
A China-backed “cyber actor” has infiltrated critical infrastructure networks in the United States, Washington, its Western allies and Microsoft have warned that similar campaigns could take place around the world.
In a joint advisory, cybersecurity officials from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand warned of a “group of activities” linked to a state-sponsored cyber actor in the People’s Republic of China. Volt Typhoon”. “This activity affects the networks of critical US infrastructure sectors” and the attacking company “could use the same techniques (…) around the world,” they added.
In a separate statement, Microsoft explained that “Volt Typhoon” has been active since mid-2021 and is targeting, among other things, critical infrastructure on the island of Guam, which hosts a major US military base in the Pacific Ocean.
Microsoft warned that the campaign could “disrupt critical communications infrastructure between the United States and the Asian region in future crises.” “The observed behavior indicates that the threat actor wants to spy and maintain access (to the infrastructure) as undetected as possible,” the US technical committee added.
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