Feds launch probe into China’s US gov email hack

US legislators have launched an investigation into the recent email attack of numerous government agencies, which is thought to have been committed by a hacking group supported by Beijing as part of a larger cyberespionage operation.

The US House of Representatives Oversight Committee’s investigation will ascertain the degree, if any, of China’s alleged participation in the hacking of the Commerce and State Department email networks last month.

According to Microsoft, who announced the breach in a blog post on July 12th, a threat actor based in China, Storm-0558, is suspected of having accessed hundreds of thousands of government emails belonging to high-ranking US officials as well as those from almost two dozen other organizations read more Feds launch probe into China’s US gov email hack.

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