Microsoft accuses China of carrying out cyberattacks


AA | Wednesday, March 03, 2021 – 17:33 | Last Updated: 03 03 2021 – 17:33

American technology company Microsoft accused China of carrying out a cyber attack on the e-mails of many institutions, organizations and companies in the United States.

According to the BBC’s report, Microsoft stated that the Chinese hackers who attacked e-mail servers were “government-sponsored, highly skilled and knowledgeable”.

Stating that in these attacks, weak points that were not detected before in different versions of the server software were used, the US technology company reported that the name of the Chinese hacker group that carried out the cyber attack was “Hafnium”.

Sharing the information that epidemic researchers, law firms, higher education institutions, defense industry companies, thought and non-governmental organizations are targeted in cyber attacks, Microsoft announced that they are updating to eliminate weaknesses in the software.

China’s call to “responsibility” to Microsoft

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Vınbin stated at a regular press conference in Beijing that tracking cyber attacks on Microsoft’s accusation is a technical and complex issue.

“China hopes that the relevant media and companies will adopt a professional and responsible attitude and determine the characteristics of cyber attacks based on sufficient evidence rather than baseless guesses and accusations,” said Vang, who assessed that directly associating a government with these attacks is a highly sensitive political issue. used the expression.