Chinese hackers have been infiltrating critical U.S. infrastructure for over a decade, FBI reveals

(UI) – In February 2024, U.S. establishments let by the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, warned that a Chinese-linked cyber threat group known as Volt Typhoon had been hiding in critical infrastructure networks for at least five years.

On Thursday, April 18, FBI Director Christopher Wray revealed that China-sponsored hackers had been infiltrating critical U.S. infrastructure, including water, sewer systems, and oil and gas operations, since at least 2011, according to

Wray's statements highlight a long-standing strategy by China to exploit vulnerabilities in U.S. systems and weaken civilian infrastructure. Despite Chinese officials denying involvement with hacker groups like Volt Typhoon, Wray and other U.S. cyber officials maintain that China poses a significant cybersecurity threat, especially regarding critical infrastructure.

General Timothy Haugh criticized China's actions, emphasizing the potential risks to national infrastructure. A recent U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency report echoed these concerns, warning that China uses its cyberspace capabilities "to lay the groundwork for malicious cyber activities and cyberattacks."

Additionally, the report warns that China "has called for using space, cyber operations and electronic warfare as weapons to paralyze adversary information systems during a conflict."

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