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Daily Dashboard | US alleges cyberattacks by Chinese government, calls attention to Hong Kong law Related reading: Global News Roundup: July 26-Aug. 2, 2021



  • The White House, along with allied countries and partners, accused the People's Republic of China of using contracted hackers to execute global cyberattacks. The claims against the PRC's Ministry of State included ransomware attacks against businesses and espionage conducted through attacks on U.S.-based Microsoft Exchange servers in March.
  • The U.S. Department of State issued a business advisory regarding activities in Hong Kong, including warnings against privacy and surveillance issues. Privacy was one of four risk areas specifically highlighted, noting potential concerns "associated with electronic surveillance without warrants and the surrender of corporate and customer data to authorities." Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam called the claims "sweeping and totally unsubstantiated."

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