The European Union said cyberattacks conducted from China have compromised Microsoft’s Exchange Server software, affecting thousands of computers and networks worldwide.
“We have also detected malicious cyber activities with significant effects that targeted government institutions and political organisations in the EU and member states, as well as key European industries,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a statement on Monday. The attack “significantly affected our economy, security, democracy and society at large”, he said.
The activities were linked to the hacker groups Advanced Persistent Threat 40 and Advanced Persistent Threat 31, according to the statement. — Reported by John Follain, (c) 2021 Bloomberg LP