US regime, allies blame Chinese regime for hacks

Source: CNN

“The United States and its foreign allies on Monday accused China of widespread malfeasance in cyberspace, including through a massive hack of Microsoft’s email system and other ransomware attacks, a dramatic escalation in the increasingly urgent attempt by the Biden administration to stave off further breaches. In a coordinated announcement, the White House and governments in Europe and Asia identified China’s Ministry of State Security, the sprawling and secretive civilian intelligence agency, with using ‘criminal contract hackers’ to conduct a range of destabilizing activities around the world for personal profit, including the Microsoft hack, according to a senior US administration official.” (07/19/21)