U.S., EU, and NATO Condemn China's Cyber Aggression While the U.S Indicts Chinese Officials and Releases Advisories
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In the most extensive condemnation of China’s cyber aggression to date, the United States, European Union, NATO, and other world powers accused the Chinese government of a broad array of malicious cyber activities. These governments also formally blamed China’s Ministry of State Security and affiliated criminals for a sophisticated attack on Microsoft’s Exchange server earlier this year. Microsoft already blamed that attack on a Chinese threat group it calls Hafnium.
Separately, the U.S. indicted three Chinese cybersecurity officials, Ding Xiaoyang, Cheng Qingmin, and Zhu Yunmin, for what prosecutors say was a far-reaching hacking scheme targeting companies, universities, and government entities in other countries. That indictment was returned in May but unsealed along with the multi-lateral condemnation of China’s c…
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