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The Justice Department knocked out parts of a Chinese hacking campaign that targeted critical U.S. infrastructure, according to a new report.

Three sources informed Reuters that the Chinese hacking group Volt Typhoon engaged in an operation that compromised thousands of devices connected to the internet, focusing on infrastructure such as internet service providers and military bases.

China has a long history of running social media influence campaigns in other countries.
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The Justice Department was reportedly granted the legal authorization to “remotely disable” parts of the Volt Typhoon campaign.

The Biden administration has been highly concerned about the United States’ cybersecurity, particularly as artificial intelligence has become more sophisticated in recent years.

Recent high profile hacks have seen $7.5 million stolen from the federal government, some of which had been earmarked for low-income citizens’ healthcare, and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s X account being taken over by an unknown hacker.


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