Volt Typhoon
Date of report
  • May 2023
  • Affiliated with the Chinese government.
U.S. government agencies and Microsoft detected activity on critical infrastructure in the United States and Guam by a new Chinese threat actor dubbed Volt Typhoon. The attacks were primarily designed to gather information on U.S. critical infrastructure and military capabilities, but Microsoft and the agencies said the attacks could be preparation for a future attack on U.S. critical infrastructure. Also known as Vanguard Panda.
Suspected victims
  • U.S. Navy systems and critical infrastructure networks
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
  • Military
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response