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U.S., U.K., Allies Tie Chinese Government to Microsoft Hack

  • Action marks first time NATO calls out Chinese cyberattacks
  • Biden says Chinese are protecting, or accommodating, hackers
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U.S., Allies Link Microsoft Hack to Chinese Government
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The U.S., U.K. and their allies formally attributed the Microsoft Exchange hack to actors affiliated with the Chinese government and accused Beijing’s leadership of a broad array of “malicious cyber activities,” escalating last week’s tensions between the White House and China.

The group of nations said Monday that the Chinese government has been the mastermind behind a series of malicious ransomware, data theft and cyber-espionage attacks against public and private entities, including the sprawling Microsoft Exchange hack earlier this year.