UK, New Zealand Accuse China of Cyberattacks on Government Entities


After the UK called out Chinese hackers for targeting parliamentarians’ emails and the country’s Electoral Commission, New Zealand said it had also linked cyberattacks on its parliament to Chinese state-sponsored threat actors.  

On the same day that the US slapped fresh sanctions against two Chinese hackers and a China-based technology company serving as a front for malicious cyber operations, the UK called out and sanctioned the same entities for hacking into its own systems.

The tech firm, Wuhan Xiaoruizhi Science and Technology Company Limited, has been operating on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) and is part of China’s state-sponsored apparatus, the UK says.

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