China refutes Microsoft allegations it hacked critical US infrastructure


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C hina has denied allegations made by tech giant Microsoft that Chinese state-sponsored hackers have been trying to disrupt critical communications infrastructure between the US and Asia. On Wednesday, Microsoft issued a report accusing a Chinese nation-state hacking group called “Volt Typhoon” of targeting critical infrastructure in the US and Guam to carry out espionage and information gathering. In a video statement released on Twitter Thursday afternoon, Mao Ning, a spokeswoman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs slammed Microsoft’s report, claiming that it is “a patchwork with a broken chain of evidence” and “extremely unprofessional”. She added that it was...