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China Launches Massive Cyber Attack On Critical US Infrastructure

via NHK World

Reports from the Washington Post and Fox News have revealed a year-long large-scale infiltration of American infrastructure and critical services by Chinese hackers.

The attack, known as “Volt Typhoon,” is part of a broader effort to sow panic and chaos in the event of a U.S.-China conflict in the Pacific.

Targets included a water utility in Hawaii, a West Coast port, oil and natural gas pipelines, and the independent power grid of Texas. (Trending: Kid Rock Rages Against ‘Woke’ Target)

Brandon Wales, executive director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said, “It is very clear that Chinese attempts to compromise critical infrastructure are in part to pre-position themselves to be able to disrupt or destroy that critical infrastructure in the event of a conflict, to either prevent the United States from being able to project power into Asia or to cause societal chaos inside the United States — to affect our decision-making around a crisis.”

“That is a significant change from Chinese cyber activity from seven to 10 years ago that was focused primarily on political and economic espionage,” he continued.

The attacks were aimed at disrupting logistics and stymieing U.S. mobilization capabilities, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region.

Morgan Adamski, director of the National Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Center, was able to admit the attack “appears to be focused on targets within the Indo-Pacific region, to include Hawaii.”

Joe McReynolds, a China security studies fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, added, “This is stuff they pretty clearly see as relevant to a Taiwan scenario.”

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