China allegedly hacks into American infrastructure posing threats

Western spy agencies have alleged that Chinese hackers have used spy malware to attack critical infrastructure on American military bases in Guam


According to experts, this is one of the largest known cyber espionage campaigns against the US.

U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping as they meet on the sidelines of the G20 leaders’ summit in Bali, Indonesia, November 14, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Together with the Five Eyes alliance – comprising the intelligence agencies of the US, Australia, Britain, New Zealand and Canada – Microsoft published details of the malware on Wednesday.

Microsoft, which flagged the breach, says the malicious code was installed to spy on and disrupt “communications infrastructure between the US and Asia during future crises”.

In responding to queries at a Chinese foreign ministry press briefing, spokeswoman Mao Ning called the US the “hacker empire” and dismissed the report as having a “serious lack of evidence chain”.


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I am a journalist by profession having worked with former Record Television in 2019 and a current affairs news writer since 2019 to-date