Jul 20, 2021

Microsoft: Chinese authorities slam 'groundless' hacking claims

China has slammed "Groundless" claims that it carried out a major cyber-attack against tech giant Microsoft. A group of Western countries had accused China of hacking Microsoft Exchange - a popular email platform used by companies worldwide. On Monday, New Zealand joined the group of countries including the UK, US and Australia in blaming Chinese state-sponsored actors for "Malicious cyber activity" in the country, including the Microsoft attack. Microsoft blamed a Chinese cyber-espionage group for exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange - which allowed hackers to remotely access email inboxes. The group, known as Hafnium, was found by Microsoft's Threat Intelligence Centre to be state-sponsored and operating out of China.

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