Beijing has been accused of sponsoring a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email server. Photo: Reuters Beijing has been accused of sponsoring a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email server. Photo: Reuters
Beijing has been accused of sponsoring a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email server. Photo: Reuters

US, Britain and EU blame China for Microsoft Exchange email server hack

  • US State Department says ‘cyber actors’ with Beijing’s Ministry of State Security were involved in operation that compromised accounts worldwide
  • Adds to a growing list of cyber espionage operations that the US government has tied to China’s MSS

Topic |   China-UK relations
Beijing has been accused of sponsoring a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email server. Photo: Reuters Beijing has been accused of sponsoring a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email server. Photo: Reuters
Beijing has been accused of sponsoring a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email server. Photo: Reuters

Corrected [12:52am, 20 Jul, 2021]

  • [12:52am, 20 Jul, 2021]

    An earlier version of this story stated incorrectly that the US Justice Department's indictment of four individuals on Monday was related to the Microsoft hack. This indictment was separate from the Microsoft matter.

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