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Biden administration launching task force to investigate whether China orchestrated Microsoft Exchange hack

Biden administration launching task force to investigate whether China orchestrated Microsoft Exchange hack

President Joe Biden.
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On Tuesday, Microsoft said their Exchange product had been hacked by a state-backed Chinese entity.




At least 30,000 businesses and government bodies were affected by the hack, which began in January.




The Biden administration is setting up a task force to probe the attack, CNN reported.




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President Joe Biden's administration is launching a task force to investigate the recent hack of a popular Microsoft product, allegedly backed by Beijing, CNN reported.On Tuesday, Microsoft said that its Exchange email server had been hacked by the "Hafnium" group with the support of the Chinese state. The breach began in early January and was discovered by the cyber security firm Volexity.Wang Wenbin, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Wednesday there was insufficient evidence to prove Chinese state involvement.The number of organizations affected by the hack, which included government agencies and businesses, numbered at least 30,000, according to cybersecurity reporter Brain Krebs.
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