US says it broke up China-backed infrastructure hacking op | National | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker

US authorities said Wednesday they had dismantled a network of hackers known as Volt Typhoon, which was targeting key American public sector infrastructure like water treatment plants and transportation systems at the behest of China.

FBI Director Christopher Wray explained the operation in testimony before a congressional committee on US-China competition, and the Justice Department offered more details in a statement.

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