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WASHINGTON — A new joint effort made up of NATO member states, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand and Japan is coming together to confront the global threat posed by Chinese state-sponsored cyberattacks. In its first action on Monday, the countries will publicly blame China’s Ministry of State Security for a massive cyberattack on Microsoft Exchange email servers earlier this year. The attack was carried out by criminal contract hackers working for the MSS who also engage in cyber-enabled extortion, cryptojacking and ransomware, the official said.
Amazon was also invited to the party due to their AWS infrastructure, they declined to join in.
Microsoft placed the blame for malware that attackers have used in recent attacks on a private-sector organization in Israel, which university researchers say is named Candiru.