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Chinese Cyber Warfare: Triple Attacks on Parliamentary Systems in 2021-2022 Condemned by Governments Worldwide

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Understanding the Chinese hacking scandal

In 2021 and 2022, the British Electoral Commission’s systems and private devices of several parliamentarians were hacked by cybercriminals working on behalf of the Chinese government, according to the National Center for Cybersecurity. This was confirmed by the British Deputy Prime Minister in a speech to MPs in the House of Commons. The US Department of Justice also revealed that the same hackers targeted multiple sectors in the USA, including the White House, judicial, commercial, and financial sectors, as well as several members of Congress from both parties.

The New Zealand government also reported an attack on their Parliament server linked to state-sponsored cyber activity originating from China. All three governments condemned these attacks and imposed sanctions on those involved. The hacker group responsible for these attacks is “APT 31,” which operates out of Wuhan, China, and is linked to the Chinese Ministry of National Security. They have targeted critics of the Communist Party and stolen business secrets.

The hackers primarily used phishing emails to gain access to personal data, passwords, and even internet routers of their victims. Political decision-makers were particularly targeted in all three countries. The extent of the attacks on political figures is alarming, with both the UK and US imposing sanctions on those involved. The Chinese government condemned these sanctions and denied any involvement in internal affairs. However, tensions between China and other countries continue to escalate due to these cyber attacks raising concerns about cybersecurity and protecting sensitive information.

By Samantha Jones

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