Targeting of U.S. government agency networks
Date of report
  • November 2020
  • Believed to be the work of the Chinese government. 
Chinese hackers scanned networks in search of virtual private network (VPN) and email server vulnerabilities with the aim of exfiltrating data.
Suspected victims
  • U.S. government networks
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response