Guam's Cybersecurity Nightmare

Chinese Hackers Breach Critical Infrastructure

Chinese state-backed hackers are caught targeting critical infrastructure organizations in Guam, causing concerns about future conflicts in the China/Taiwan region

Microsoft uncovers a stealthy cyberespionage campaign, code-named Volt Typhoon, focused on accessing credentials and discovering network systems after compromise

The campaign aims to develop capabilities that could disrupt vital communications infrastructure between the United States and Asia during future crises

Urgent bulletins from Microsoft and the US government's cybersecurity response agency, CISA, provide guidance and telemetry to help defenders detect signs of compromise

Chinese hackers have targeted a wide range of sectors, including communications, manufacturing, utility, transportation, construction, maritime, government, IT, and education

The hackers exploit compromised small office/home office (SOHO) routers to obscure their activities and maintain undetected access

While the discovery raises alarm, it does not guarantee imminent attacks; it suggests long-term preparations for potential conflicts and alternative strategies to armed confrontation

Threat Report 2023

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