Microsoft accused China of carrying out a cyberattack on the e-mail of many institutions, organizations, and companies in the US. China, on the other hand, said that directly linking the attacks to a government is a highly sensitive political issue.
According to the BBC’s report, Microsoft said the Chinese hackers who attacked e-mail servers were “government-sponsored, highly skilled and knowledgeable”.
Emphasizing that weak points that were not detected before in different versions of the server software were used in these attacks, the US technology company announced that the name of the Chinese hacker group that carried out the cyberattack was “Hafnium”.
Sharing the information that epidemic researchers, law firms, higher education institutions, defense industry companies, thought and non-governmental organizations are targeted in cyber attacks, Microsoft announced that they are updating to eliminate weaknesses in the software.
China’s call to “responsibility” to Microsoft
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Vınbin stated at a regular press conference in the capital Beijing that tracking cyberattacks related to Microsoft’s accusation is a technical and complex issue.
Assessing that directly associating a government with these attacks is a highly sensitive political issue, Vang said, “China hopes that the relevant media and companies will adopt a professional and responsible attitude and determine the characteristics of cyber-attacks based on sufficient evidence rather than baseless guesses and accusations.”