Possible Chinese malware in US systems a ‘ticking time bomb’

SpaceWar.com reports: “The Biden administration believes China has implanted malware in key US power and communications networks in a ‘ticking time bomb’ that could disrupt the military in event of a conflict, The New York Times reported Saturday.

The Times, quoting US military, intelligence and security officials, said the malware potentially gave China’s People’s Liberation Army the ability to disrupt US military operations if Beijing were to move against Taiwan at some point.

The systems affected, the Times said, could allow China not only to cut off water, power and communications to US military bases, but also to homes and businesses across the United States.

The report comes two months after Microsoft warned that state-sponsored Chinese hackers had infiltrated critical US infrastructure networks…”

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