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FBI: China Cyberattacks on US Infrastructure Reach New Level

According to FBI Director Christopher Wray, the Chinese government’s attempts to virtually attack United States infrastructure have reached new levels. Per a Wall Street Journal report, Wray claims these efforts were happening on, “a scale greater than we’d seen before,” calling them a defining threat to national security.

According to Pymnts, According to the report, Wray mentioned Volt Typhoon, the Chinese hacking network that was revealed last year to be dormant inside U.S. critical infrastructure, with malware that needed only be triggered to disrupt that infrastructure.

“It’s the tip of the iceberg. … It’s one of many such efforts by the Chinese,” he said.

China, he had said earlier, is increasingly inserting “offensive weapons within our critical infrastructure poised to attack whenever Beijing decides the time is right.”

Wray’s comments came days after OpenAI and Microsoft said they had disrupted attempts by state-sponsored hackers from China and four other countries who had tried to use OpenAI’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology for malicious purposes.

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