USA and EU blame China for “malicious cyberattack”


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The US accused Beijing yesterday, Monday (July 19), of being behind a large-scale hack against Microsoft email servers. At the same time, four Chinese nationals were charged with other incidents. The EU and other US allies joined a rare joint statement condemning “malicious” cyber activities by China. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the attack on Microsoft Exchange was part of a broader “pattern of irresponsible, disruptive and destabilizing behavior in cyberspace that poses a major threat to our economic and national security”. China’s Ministry of State Security has “built an ecosystem of criminal hackers who carry out both...