Critical U.S. Infrastructure Hit by Chinese Hackers 

Actions involve the U.S. territory of Guam. 

A report from “Five Eyes” intelligence (an alliance of the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, plus Japan and India) has reported that a Chinese-government-sponsored group has hacked into critical infrastructure on Guam. The western Pacific Island is home to three American military bases and is seen as an important and strategically situated location should the U.S. need to provide a military response to a possible attack or blockade of Taiwan by the Chinese military. 

In a joint advisory with “Five Eyes,” Microsoft reports CCP hackers have been carrying out a broad campaign targeting critical infrastructure, including communications, manufacturing, utilities, construction, and transportation since 2021 on the U.S. territory. Microsoft has named the CCP activities “Volt Typhoon.” 

The National Security Agency, the Cybersecurity Agency, and Infrastructure Security Agency, along with the Justice Department, published a joint advisory about the activity of Volt Typhoon. “Private sector partners have identified that this activity affects networks across US critical infrastructure sectors, and the authoring agencies believe the actor could apply the same techniques against these and other sectors worldwide,” the agencies wrote. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Austin as he heads the Defense Department’s efforts to secure cyber infrastructure.
  • For General Paul Nakasone as he leads the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.

Sources: Axios, Wired, Real America News 


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