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Microsoft’s Contract With Government Agencies Under Fire Following Chinese Cyber Attacks

After Chinese hackers were able to hack into U.S. government email accounts last week, Microsoft’s security systems are now under fire from Congress.
A cyber gang based in China was accused of stealing emails from senior U.S. officials in a major security breach through a weakness in Microsoft MSFT.O software.
The attacks were allegedly able to access the email accounts of top State Department employees and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency announced on July 12.
Federal agencies detected a breach in the two agencies’ accounts “fairly rapidly” and managed to prevent further breaches, White House National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”…

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