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UK condemns Chinese cyber attacks against governments and businesses

The UK yesterday joined international allies to call out malicious cyber activity carried out by China.

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Criminal charges against Chinese nationals and arrests of Malaysian nationals have been announced by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) following a campaign of attacks targeting governments and businesses.

The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, yesterday said:

“Today we have another example of the Chinese using malicious cyber activity for criminal ends. We condemn the attempted attacks against governments and businesses. This kind of opportunistic and reckless behaviour in cyberspace is wholly unacceptable.

“The UK will continue to counter those conducting such cyber attacks, and work with our allies to hold perpetrators to account.”

A variety of mitigations that would help to defend against the threats outlined in the indictment are available on the NCSC website, including advice on how to;


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