NATO members states, the EU, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan are joining their efforts in a new alliance to confront China’s state-sponsored cyber attacks that now pose a global threat, CNBC informed.
In the first allied action on Monday, the group is set to publicly accuse the Chinese Ministry of State Security of a massive cyberattack on the email servers of Microsoft Exchange, that occurred earlier this year.
The cyber attacks were conducted by criminal hackers contracted by the MSS. The hackers have also been engaged in cyber extortion, ransomware, and cryptojacking, according to officials.
According to a senior Biden administration official who wanted to remain anonymous, the alliance will share their intelligence on cyber threats and work together on network security and defense.