Government agencies and tech giant Microsoft have warned against a Chinese hacker targeting American infrastructure.
According to an alert from Microsoft, the company and federal agencies have found “stealthy and targeted malicious activity focused on post-compromise credential access and network system discovery aimed at critical infrastructure organizations in the United States.”
The Microsoft advisory said “Volt Typhoon, a state-sponsored actor based in China that typically focuses on espionage and information gathering,” is behind the attacks.
The alert said the hacker has a long-range, deadly purpose.
“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,” Microsoft wrote.
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