Security News Microsoft says state-sponsored hackers penetrate critical U.S. infrastructure


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Aug 17, 2017
A concerning cyber threat looms over the United States as Microsoft issues a warning about the successful infiltration of critical sectors of the nation's infrastructure by Chinese state-sponsored hackers. Going by the codename "Volt Typhoon," this hacking group has been operating since mid-2021, compromising various industries, including government institutions and communications organizations.

In a recent advisory, Microsoft shed light on the gravity of this breach, emphasizing the urgent need for immediate action to safeguard the affected sectors and mitigate potential future crises. This article delves into the details of this alarming cyber attack and its implications for national security.

The intricate nature of cyber warfare is laid bare as Chinese state-sponsored hackers unleash a relentless assault on U.S. infrastructure. Microsoft's advisory serves as a clarion call, signaling a dire situation that demands a swift response and heightened vigilance. Known as "Volt Typhoon," the hacking group has honed its tactics since 2021, methodically targeting critical industries and institutions with the aim of extracting valuable intelligence.

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