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China hacks the US military and government— the Feds blame Microsoft

August 17, 2023


Hidden in the basic infrastructure that runs the US military is a powerful piece of Windows-borne Chinese malware that can disrupt the communications systems, power grids, and water supplies at the military’s bases around the world. One US congressional aide calls it a “ticking time bomb” that as The New York Times put it, “could give China the power to interrupt or slow American military deployments or resupply operations by cutting off power, water and communications to US military bases.”

The ultimate impact could be even worse, the newspaper notes, because businesses and people use the same infrastructure.

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