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US disrupts Chinese hacking campaign targeting critical infrastructure, officials say

Posted on AllSides January 31st, 2024
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U.S. officials said on Wednesday they disrupted a sweeping Chinese cyber-spying operation that targeted critical American infrastructure entities and could be used against the United States in a future geopolitical crisis.

The operation, conducted jointly by the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, weeded out malicious Chinese software from a network or "botnet" of hundreds of compromised U.S. routers, both agencies said in a statement.

The U.S. and its key allies disclosed the Chinese campaign, dubbed Volt Typhoon, in May 2023 when analysts at Microsoft (MSFT.O), opens new tab...

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