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Here’s How the FBI Stopped a Major Chinese Hacking Campaign

Here’s How the FBI Stopped a Major Chinese Hacking Campaign

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Federal authorities shut down attempts by a Chinese government hacking group to attack U.S. critical infrastructure through a malware campaign that gained unauthorized access to “hundreds” of personally owned routers, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified Wednesday.

The FBI conducted a court-authorized sting operation against the Chinese hacking group known as Volt Typhoon, which Wray said had targeted the U.S. electric grid, oil and natural gas pipelines, major transportation hubs and water treatment plants across the country (see: FBI and DOJ Disrupt Chinese Hacking Operation).

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