US, EU and NATA Accuse China of hacking Microsoft


The U.S. today via a White House press release has formally accused the People’s Republic of China for the hacks that targeted Microsoft Exchange earlier this year. Joined by the EU, UK, and NATO, the western conglomerate is convinced that China [via its Ministry of State Security (MSS)] actively hired hackers that would do its bidding, while attempting to obfuscate the true purpose behind their criminal endeavours. The result? Exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange that led to thousands of compromised computers around the world, in a massive, several-year-long operation that “resulted in significant remediation costs for its mostly private sector victims.”

According to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, “These contract hackers cost governments and businesses billions of dollars in stolen intellectual property, ransom payments, and cybersecurity mitigation efforts, all while the [Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS)] had them on its payroll.” He also stated, “Responsible states do not indiscriminately compromise global network security nor knowingly harbor cyber criminals – let alone sponsor or collaborate with them.”

Responsible states do not indiscriminately compromise global network security nor knowingly harbor cyber criminals – let alone sponsor or collaborate with them.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken

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