US And Its Allies Name And Shame China For Cyberattack

THE UNITED STATES, the EU, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and NATO have all publicly blamed hackers affiliated with China’s Ministry of State Security for the Microsoft Exchange Server hack first detected in March that left tens of thousands of organisations vulnerable to their IT systems being compromised.

This Bystander is not sure what impact the public rebuke will have on China, beyond further escalating tensions between Beijing, Washington, Brussels, London, Canberra, Ottawa, Wellington and Tokyo, and give weight to the domestic narrative that China is being ganged-up on.

Update: China has rejected the accusation as a fabrication. Meanwhile, the US Department of Justice has charged four Chinese hackers allegedly linked to the Ministry of State Security, which is says conducted commercial and R&D espionage against companies, universities and government institutions in the United States and eleven other countries between 2011 and 2018..

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