May 25, 2023

Microsoft: Chinese hackers hit key US bases on Guam

Chinese hackers used "Stealthy" malware to attack critical infrastructure on American military bases in Guam, say Microsoft and Western spy agencies. Beijing has called the Microsoft report "Highly unprofessional" and "Disinformation". Together with the Five Eyes alliance - comprising the intelligence agencies of the US, Australia, Britain, New Zealand and Canada - Microsoft published details of the malware on Wednesday. Responding to queries at a Chinese foreign ministry press briefing, spokeswoman Mao Ning called the US the "Hacker empire" and dismissed the report as having a "Serious lack of evidence chain". Mr Norton, a former information security advisor to the Australian government, noted that Microsoft's analysis of the attack found no evidence that the Chinese hackers had used their access to Guam's systems for any offensive attacks.

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