Microsoft Warns Chinese Hackers May Assault Infrastructure Networks

Microsoft warned that Chinese hackers may invade infrastructure networks.

Microsoft said “malicious” activity has been found in the United States and noted Guam may be another target.

“Microsoft assesses with moderate confidence that this Volt Typhoon campaign is pursuing development of capabilities that could disrupt critical communications infrastructure between the United States and Asia region during future crises,” a statement said, referring to a China-sponsored individual acting since mid-2021.

A similar advisory was released by U.S., Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, and U.K. officials.

Chinese authorities asserted the Microsoft report was “extremely unprofessional,” denying the allegations.

Reporting from Breitbart:

A number of other governments had found similar activity since the Volt Typhoon alert was issued, said Robert Potter, co-founder of Australian cybersecurity firm Internet 2.0.

“I am not sure how communications infrastructure would be at risk from these attacks because those networks are highly resilient and difficult to bring down for more than small intervals,” Potter told AFP.

“However, the ongoing threat from China-based APT (advanced persistent threat) groups is real.”