U.S. Hunts Chinese Malware That Could Disrupt American Military Operations

The Biden administration is hunting for malicious computer code it believes China has hidden deep inside U.S. networks.

  • The networks in question control power grids, communications systems and water supplies that feed military bases in the U.S. and around the world.
  • The discovery of the malware has raised fears that Chinese hackers, probably working for the People’s Liberation Army, have inserted code designed to disrupt U.S. military operations in the event of a conflict, including if Beijing moves against Taiwan in coming years.

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