China-backed hackers attack U.S. critical infrastructures
The intelligence agencies of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom issued a joint warning on Wednesday about. the attack on U.S. critical infrastructure by Chinese-sponsored hackers.
This notice, which collects technical details, “highlights a recently discovered group of activity of interest associated with a state-sponsored cyber actor in the People’s Republic of China. (PRC), also known as Volt Typhoon.
“Private sector partners have identified that this activity affects networks in U.S. critical infrastructure sectors, and the authoring agencies believe the actor could apply the same techniques against these and other sectors around the world,” the statement reads.
For its part, Microsoft has reported that “has discovered stealthy malicious activity and targeted focused on post-compromise credential access and network system discovery targeting critical infrastructure organizations in the United States.”
“The attack is carried out by. Volt Typhoona state-sponsored actor based in China that generally focuses on espionage and intelligence gathering,” says the company, which added that this campaign is aimed at developing “capabilities that could disrupt the infrastructure of critical communications between the U.S. and the Asia region during future crises.”