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China is preparing to physically destroy U.S. critical infrastructure

Apr 20, 2024

Chinese government-affiliated hackers have infiltrated critical U.S. infrastructure and are waiting for "the right time to strike a devastating blow." This was stated by FBI Director Christopher Wray, quoted by Reuters.


According to him, a Chinese hacking group known as Volt Typhoon has successfully gained access to the computer networks of numerous US companies in the telecommunications, energy, water, and other critical sectors.

According to the FBI director, China is developing "the ability to physically destroy our critical infrastructure at a time of its choosing." "Its plan is to launch sneaky strikes against civilian infrastructure to try to cause panic," Christopher Wray said.

He believes the hacker group's intentions are consistent with China's broader intention to keep the U.S. from defending Taiwan.

As Reuters notes, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said earlier this week that the Volt Typhoon hacking group is not affiliated with the Chinese government and is part of a criminal group specializing in ransomware.

At the same time, the U.S. claims to be expanding military cooperation with China. Interesting logic, dear partners.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 20/04/2024

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