A Microsoft cloud breach that resulted in China state-backed hackers breaking into U.S. government emails has led the Cyber Security Review Board to launch an investigation.
The Cyber Security Review Board (CSRB) announced on Friday that its investigation will look into cloud-based identity and authentication infrastructure, which will lead to a wider review of all potential and current problems.
This investigation was launched following U.S. government official email accounts being infiltrated by China state-backed hackers that gained access to U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s inbox, several other officials at the U.S. State Department, and officials at a few different government agencies.
US officials have claimed they have discovered what they suspect is Chinese malware designed to perform a specific task.
A new report from The New York Times has revealed that US officials have found Chinese malware across several military systems and that this malware isn’t like the typical Chinese malware as it has a specific purpose – to disrupt. According to the report from the NYT, the malware isn’t designed for surveillance, which is the typical form of malware that’s discovered on US military and government systems.
Experts claim the recently discovered malware is simply to disrupt US military and civilian operations, and according to National Security Agency deputy director George Barnes, “China is steadfast and determined to penetrate our governments, our companies, our critical infrastructure.” Notably, Rob Joyce, the director of cybersecurity at the NSA, said last month that the capabilities of the malware are “really disturbing” as it’s able to shut off water and power and disable communications for both military bases and civilians.
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