China may have conducted digital espionage against the US’ Pacific interests. Microsoft and the National Security Agency (NSA) have revealed that an alleged state-sponsored Chinese hacking group, Volt Typhoon, installed surveillance malware in “critical” systems on the island of Guam and elsewhere in the US. The group has been operating since mid-2021 and reportedly compromised government organizations as well as communications, manufacturing, education and other sectors.
Volt Typhoon prioritizes stealth, according to the investigators. It uses “living off the land” techniques that rely on resources already present in the operating system, as well as direct “hands-on-keyboard” action.
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