Chinese hack of US officials blamed on Microsoft engineer's compromised account

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Chinese hack of US officials blamed on Microsoft engineer's compromised account

China-linked hackers breached the corporate account of a Microsoft Corp. engineer and are suspected of using that access to steal a valuable key that enabled the hack of senior US officials’ email accounts, the company said in a blog post.

The hackers used the key to forge authentication tokens to access email accounts on Microsoft’s cloud servers, including those belonging to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Representative Don Bacon and State Department officials earlier this year.

[Bloomberg]
 
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