Microsoft: Chinese hackers accessed government and individual email accounts

US State Department and the Commerce Department both affected

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Chinese hackers gained access to some government and individual email accounts
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Chinese hackers gained access to some government and individual email accounts

Microsoft says a state-backed threat group covertly accessed email accounts at around 25 organisations worldwide, including government agencies in the US and Western Europe.

The company attributed the attacks to Storm-0558, a threat actor based in China. The group primarily focuses on government agencies in Western Europe, engaging in activities like espionage, data...

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