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FBI director warns that Chinese hackers are preparing to ‘wreak havoc’ on US critical infrastructure

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FBI director warns that Chinese hackers are preparing to ‘wreak havoc’ on US critical infrastructure
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FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday warned that Chinese hackersare preparing to “wreak havoc and cause real-world harm” to the US.

“China’s hackers are positioning on American infrastructure in preparation to wreak havoc and cause real-world harm to American citizens and communities, if or when China decides the time has come to strike,” Wray told the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party.

Though cyber officials have long sounded the alarm about China’s offensive cyber capabilities, Wray’s dramatic public warning underlines the huge level of concern at the top of the US government about the threat Chinese hackers pose to critical infrastructure nationwide. The head of the National Security Agency and other senior US officials also testified on Chinese cyber activity in front of the panel Wednesday.

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