‘The probe is not completed!’ says Joe Biden, launching a new front against Beijing.
In the wake of a recent cyber attack on Microsoft Exchange, Joe Biden has opened a new front against Beijing, alleging that the “probe is not over.”
The Microsoft intrusion earlier this year affected more than a quarter of a million systems all around the world. Hackers were able to gain remote access to email inboxes as a result of the cyberattack. Microsoft Exchange was exploited by a Chinese cyber-espionage outfit, according to the tech giant.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, attempted to blur the line between Washington’s responses to China and Russia.
This comes after the US and its allies accused China of rampant misbehavior, claiming that the US is “not differentiating” its responses to the two countries.
“We will not allow any condition or consideration to prevent us from taking actions where warranted,” Ms Psaki said.
“We also have the right to take additional actions if we believe they are necessary.
“Our efforts in relation to cyber actions with China or Russia are not yet complete.”
According to a source close to the Biden administration, international pressure alone will not be sufficient to influence China’s behavior.
Mr. Biden signaled that there was more to come yesterday, saying, “The inquiry is not finished.”
Ned Price, a spokesperson for the State Department, added that the US is “not ruling out further measures if warranted and appropriate.”
The Biden administration has made it plain that they would continue to “take actions to safeguard the American people,” according to a senior administration official.
“We have made clear that, regardless of who is responsible, we will continue to take efforts to safeguard the American people from hostile cyber activity,” they told CNN. Furthermore, as we previously stated, the United States and its allies have not ruled out further action.”
The official went on to say that “as long as China continues its pattern of irresponsible malicious cyber activities, we will continue to work with our allies and partners to call them out, promote network defense and cybersecurity, and take action to disrupt threats to our people,” adding that “we will continue to work with our allies and partners to call them out, promote network defense and cybersecurity, and take action to disrupt threats to our people.”
A number of Western nations, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, accused Beijing of hacking the popular email program yesterday.
The Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) was accused of undermining global stability and security, according to a joint statement.
The Chinese Embassy in Wellington, on the other hand, said the claims were “baseless and.” Brinkwire Summary News