Chinese Cyberattack Compromises Government Emails, Microsoft Sounds Alarm

  • A China-originated cyberattack named ‘Storm-0558’ breached Microsoft and infiltrated government email accounts, impacting around 25 organizations.
  • Microsoft mitigated the threat, blocked all activities by ‘Storm-0558’, and alerted affected bodies, while also enhancing security measures to protect consumer keys.
  • Though Microsoft did not explicitly blame the Chinese government, the attack occurs amidst tense U.S.-China relations and ongoing cybersecurity disputes; FBI investigation is underway.
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