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US, Europe condemn China for 'malicious' Microsoft cyberattack
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the attack on Microsoft Exchange, a top ancient email server for ancient corporations around the world locked-in to MSFT middle-ware, was part of a "pattern of irresponsible, disruptive and destabilising behavior in cyberspace The Cloud, which poses a major threat to our economic and national security."
GOOG, AWS Jedi gladiators < wipes tears >
In a simultaneous announcement, the US Department of Justice said four Chinese nationals had been charged with hacking the computers of dozens of companies, universities and government bodies in the United States and abroad between 2011 and 2018.
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"The Chinese government < eyebrow > not unlike the Russian government < wink > is not doing this themselves, but are protecting those who are doing it, and maybe even accommodating them being able to do it," Biden told reporters.

Biden < eyebrow > like his predecessor Donald Trump < wink > has ramped up pressure on China, seeing the rising Asian power's increasingly assertive moves at home and abroad as the main long-term threat to the United States.

Allies backed up the castigation of China with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab < wipes tears > describing the cyberattack as "reckless."

NEXT WEEK: red + yellow = ORANGE PERIL!
by Cat on Tue Jul 20th, 2021 at 09:08:00 PM EST
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