Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike says hacking group LightBasin has successfully hacked at least 13 telecommunications companies since 2019. CrowdStrike believes LightBasin is a "Chinese state-sponsored" group but admitted it couldn't confirm whether this was accurate. LightBasin has been operating since at least 2016, and it has the support of other Chinese hacking groups that have the support of the government.
- Chinese hacking has reached "record levels" in 2021, according to western cybersecurity experts.
- The US, the EU, Nato, and the UK blamed China for a March attack on Microsoft's Exchange company server software.
- China has denied all allegations, and in July, it accused the West of "smear and suppression."
- The CrowdStrike report is available here.