US and union of countries accuse China of cyber attacks against Microsoft – Prime Time Zone

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Episodes took place between 2011 and 2018 and focused on information to benefit the country’s companies and businesses; four Chinese citizens are charged with cyber crimes

REUTERS/Pichi ChuangMicrosoft claimed in March that the corporate or student account system was exploited by the country’s ‘cyber espionage group’

After investigating the hacking of the Microsoft, the US government raised the tone in bilateral diplomacy. This Monday, the 19th, the USA and a coalition of countries formally accused the China to promote a campaign of attacks cybernetic against the company. Microsoft itself claimed in March that the corporate or student account system was exploited by “a cyber espionage group linked” to the country. Four Chinese citizens, including three government employees and a hacker, are accused of cyber crimes, according to the US Department of Justice. The attacks took place between 2011 and 2018 and focused on information that benefited Chinese companies and businesses. For the US government, there is a pattern of irresponsible and disruptive behavior in cyberspace. Cyber ​​security is a growing concern in the country. Recently, an attack on the “Colonial” pipeline damaged fuel supplies. As a result, an East Coast line stopped its activity for a few days, due to an attack by a civil criminal group. In this case, Washington charged the Kremlin, claiming that the gang operated from the Russia.

*With information from reporter Nanny Cox