Trung Quốc đang nhắm mục tiêu vào cơ sở hạ tầng của Mỹ và có thể 'gây hỗn loạn', F.B.I. nói

trong lời khai trước quốc hội, Christopher A. Wray, giám đốc cơ quan, cho biết bắc kinh đang chuẩn bị gieo rắc hỗn loạn nếu tranh chấp với mỹ bùng phát thành xung đột.

Christopher A. Wray, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (cục điều tra liên bang), warned on Wednesday that China was ramping up (tăng cường) an extensive (diện rộng) hacking operation (hoạt động) geared at (hướng tới, nhằm) taking down (đánh sập) the United States’ power grid (lưới điện), oil pipelines (đường ống dẫn dầu) and water systems in the event (trường hợp) of a conflict over Taiwan.

Mr. Wray, appearing before a House subcommittee (tiểu ban hạ viện) on China, offered an alarming assessment of the Chinese Communist Party’s (đảng cộng sản) efforts. Its intent (mục đích, ý định) is to sow (gieo rắc) confusion, sap (suy yếu) the United States’ will to fight and hamper (cản trở) the American military from deploying (triển khai) resources if the dispute over Taiwan, a major flashpoint between the two superpowers, escalates (leo thang) into a war, he added.

Before his testimony (lời khai), F.B.I. and Justice Department officials (quan chức bộ tư pháp) revealed that last month, they had obtained a court order that authorized (cho phép) them to gain access to servers infiltrated (thâm nhập) by Volt Typhoon, a Beijing-directed hacking network that has targeted a range of critical infrastructure systems (hệ thống cơ sở hạ tầng quan trọng), often by infiltrating (xâm nhập) small businesses, contractors (nhà thầu) or local government networks.

“China’s hackers are positioning (định vị) on American infrastructure (cơ sở hạ tầng) in preparation to wreak havoc (tàn phá) and cause real-world harm to American citizens and communities, if or when China decides the time has come to strike,” said Mr. Wray, who pressed (thúc ép) the committee (ủy ban) to increase funding (tài trợ) for the bureau (văn phòng).

“Low blows against civilians are part of China’s plan,” he added.

Hackers for Volt Typhoon compromised (xâm phạm) hundreds of Cisco and NetGear routers (bộ định tuyến), many of them outdated models no longer supported by manufacturer updates or security patches (bản vá bảo mật), in an effort to embed an army of sleeper cells that would be activated in a crisis.

In May, U.S. officials warned business, local governments and foreign allies that the group was taking aim at “networks across U.S. critical infrastructure sectors” and was likely to apply the same techniques against other countries.

source: nytimes,

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