Chinese Communist Party (CCP) hackers are targeting critical American infrastructure with cyber attacks, Microsoft has warned.
According to the Bill Gates-co-founded tech giant, the state-sponsored Chinese hackers are likely preparing for conflict between the United States and China.
Chinese state-sponsored hackers, known as “Volt Typhoon,” have successfully compromised critical US cyberinfrastructure in various industries, aiming to gather intelligence.
The hackers are focused on disrupting communication infrastructure between the United States and Asia, with the intent of maintaining undetected access for espionage purposes rather than causing immediate disruption.
Impacted organizations are advised to take action by closing or changing compromised account credentials, according to Microsoft.
Operating under the codename “Volt Typhoon” since mid-2021, the audacious group has successfully breached multiple industries, with their primary focus centered on intelligence gathering, Microsoft said.
The ongoing assault aims to disrupt vital communications infrastructure between the United States and Asia, hampering response efforts during potential future crises.
Microsoft urgently advises impacted entities