Biden admin reveals China compromised 13 US pipeline companies in cyber attacks from 2011 to 2013


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The Biden administration has confirmed that ‘state-sponsored Chinese actors’ compromised 13 US pipeline companies as part of a ‘spearphishing and intrusion campaign’ from 2011 to 2013. The coordinated cyber attack targeted 23 pipeline companies in total, according to a report coauthored by the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Just three of the remaining companies were detected to be safe thanks to ‘near misses,’ while eight had an ‘unknown depth of intrusion.’ The attacks began in December 2011 and lasted through at least February 2012, when employees of the targeted oil and gas companies received fake emails...