Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2023, 8:58 PM

Hacking Campaign Raises Fears China is Prepping for Conflict (1)

William Turton
William Turton
Bloomberg News
Margi Murphy

An alleged campaign by Chinese state-sponsored hackers on targets in the US and Guam has raised fears that Beijing is preparing to disrupt communications in the Pacific in the event of a conflict.

The hacking campaign was first identified by Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday and quickly confirmed by authorities in the US, UK and other allied nations. Microsoft said the hacking group, which it dubbed Volt Typhoon, had breached government, communications, manufacturing and IT organizations in the US and Guam, a crucial military post in the western Pacific Ocean.

While the identities of most of the hacking victims remains unknown, ...

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