U.S. and Allies Warn Against 'Volt Typhoon' Hacking Threats to Critical Infrastructure

April 9, 2024
U.S. and Allies Warn Against 'Volt Typhoon' Hacking Threats to Critical Infrastructure
  • The U.S. government and international partners have warned of the cybersecurity dangers from the Chinese hacking group Volt Typhoon.

  • Volt Typhoon has penetrated U.S. critical infrastructure networks, sometimes maintaining access for years.

  • The group's focus on Operational Technology (OT) assets heightens risks during periods of heightened geopolitical or military tension.

  • Leaders are advised to improve logging, strengthen cybersecurity teams, and develop comprehensive cyber incident response plans.

  • Since mid-2021, Volt Typhoon has leveraged a botnet, termed KV-botnet, to avoid detection while targeting U.S. infrastructure.

  • The FBI has intervened to disrupt the KV-botnet and urges SOHO router manufacturers to increase security.

  • A coordinated international response highlights the severity of the threat and the necessity for infrastructure owners to be proactive in defense.

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CISA Warns of Volt Typhoon Risks to Critical Infrastructure

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