Chinese hackers targeted UK’s Electoral Commission and politicians, say security services

Chinese state-backed hackers were responsible for two “malicious” digital campaigns targeting the UK’s democratic institutions and politicians, the security services have found.

The UK holds China responsible for a prolonged cyber-attack on the Electoral Commission during which Beijing allegedly accessed the personal details of about 40 million voters. Two individuals and a front company linked to the Chinese state sponsored the cyber-group APT31, which is linked to the Chinese ministry of state security and is believed to have been behind the hack, have been hit with sanctions by the UK as a result.

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Source: The Guardian