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NSA Warns of China-Backed Hackers Embedding in U.S. Infrastructure

November 17, 2023

The United States National Security Agency (NSA) has raised concerns about Chinese government-backed hackers embedding themselves within U.S. critical infrastructure networks, posing a significant threat to the nation’s security and economic stability. These hackers, operating under the moniker “Volt Typhoon,” have been targeting power grids, transportation systems, and other critical infrastructure assets, raising the specter of potential disruptions or even cyberattacks that could cripple essential services.

The NSA’s warning comes amid growing tensions between the U.S. and China, with both countries engaged in a strategic rivalry that encompasses economic, technological, and geopolitical spheres. Cybersecurity has emerged as a key battleground in this rivalry, with China’s state-sponsored hacking groups posing a persistent threat to U.S. interests.

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