Biden White House Condemns Chinese Cyber Attacks: Declines Retaliation

Biden White House Condemns Chinese Cyber Attacks: Declines Retaliation


President Joe Biden’s White House on Monday publicly identified China as responsible for a series of cyber attacks across the world but did not announce any retaliatory actions.

A senior administration official told reporters in a phone briefing on Sunday evening China’s Ministry of State Security used contract hackers to launch cyber operations across the world — including the recently revealed Microsoft Exchange hack.

“Their operations include criminal activities, such as cyber-enabled extortion, crypto-jacking, and theft from victims around the world for financial gain,” the official noted, referring to China.

The Biden administration teamed up with the European Union, NATO, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Japan to condemn China’s actions, arguing it showed a united front globally against China’s activities in cyberspace.

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“No one action can change China’s behavior in cyberspace and neither can just one country acting on its own,” the official noted.

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