On Monday, the European Union, the United States and the United Kingdom accused China of being behind a major hacking attack on Microsoft Exchange, a software that companies and organizations around the world use to manage email and calendars. The attack began in January and was discovered in early March, and even then Microsoft accused the Chinese government of coordinating the hacker group that had carried it out.
On Monday, the same allegations were made by representatives of several western states. This was stated in a statement by the European High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, who said the attack was an attempt by China to “theft of intellectual property and espionage”. Also on Monday, Anne Neuberger, a US official in the Biden administration who deals with cybersecurity, accused China of being directly responsible for the attack during a press conference, and British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said that The types of attacks they “settle” are. Chinese hackers accused the Chinese government of doing nothing to stop them.
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