Dec 14, 2023

China’s Cyber Threat: Is U.S. Infrastructure at Risk?

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The Chinese military has been escalating its cyber capabilities, posing a potential threat to key American infrastructure. This includes power and water utilities, as well as communication and transportation systems. Over the past year, hackers affiliated with China’s People’s Liberation Army have successfully infiltrated the computer systems of approximately two dozen critical entities.

These cyber intrusions are not isolated incidents. They are part of a broader strategy to develop methods that could cause panic, chaos, or disrupt logistics in the event of a U.S.-China conflict. The victims of these cyber-attacks include a water utility in Hawaii, a major West Coast port, and at least one oil and gas pipeline. There was also an attempt to breach the operator of Texas’s power grid.

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