Republican Congressman Alleges Chinese Communist Party Operatives Hacked His Emails
Nebraska Republican Representative Don Bacon revealed that the FBI informed him about Chinese Communist Party operatives hacking his emails....
Nebraska Republican Representative Don Bacon Reveals Chinese Communist Party Hackers Targeted His Emails
Nebraska Republican Representative Don Bacon revealed that the FBI informed him about Chinese Communist Party operatives hacking his emails. This follows recent reports of suspected Chinese hackers gaining access to communications from officials at the State Department and the Commerce Department.
Bacon Expresses Gratitude Towards FBI for Informing Him About Cyberattack
In a recent statement, an individual named Bacon expressed gratitude towards the FBI for informing them about a cyberattack on their personal and campaign emails. The attack, which took place between May 15th and June 16th, was attributed to hackers affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). It was revealed that the hackers exploited a vulnerability in Microsoft software, and the individual emphasized that the breach was not a result of any mistake on their part.
Government Official Highlights China's Involvement in Cyber Espionage
The article discusses a statement made by a government official regarding cyber espionage activities conducted by the Chinese government. The official emphasizes that China is not a friend and is actively involved in cyber espionage. The official also mentions their commitment to ensuring that Taiwan receives the full amount of weapons they have ordered, and potentially even more.
Efforts to Increase Sale of U.S. Military Equipment to Taiwan
The article discusses the efforts of a House Armed Services Committee member, Bacon, to increase the sale of U.S. military equipment to Taiwan. Bacon argues that these supplies are crucial for Taiwan to defend itself against potential aggression from China. The article also mentions the recent hacking of federal agencies, which was discovered in June but made public in July.
Security Breach in Commerce Department's Office 365 System
Last month, Microsoft informed the Commerce Department about a security breach in its Office 365 system. The department took immediate action to address the issue and is currently monitoring its systems for any further suspicious activity.
Hacking of U.S. Government Officials' Communications
The communications of U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burn and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia Daniel Kritenbrink were hacked, along with other government officials. The White House had previously highlighted the need for improved cybersecurity, citing China, North Korea, Russia, and Iran as countries actively enhancing their cyber capabilities.