(The Hosting News) – Chinese hackers have reportedly been spying on the U.S by accessing e-mails, data storage, and other services from overseas companies such as Microsoft.
A report from Bloomberg stated that the U.S China Economic and Security Review Commission released a report to Congress stating that the Chinese government has targeted U.S. government and private organizations networks by launching a “cyber espionage campaign.”
“Our focus has been on making sure that Defense Department or State Department data, or other government information, is secure to the extent those entities use the cloud as well, we think that they need to get a better grip on who’s actually providing their services and where their data is going” stated William Reinsch, chairman of the commission.
The commission’s report specifically points out Microsoft as a U.S. cloud provider at risk for hacks by the Chinese government because it has licensed its products to a Bejiing-based company that sells online data center services, 21 Vianet Group Inc.
While 21 Vianet is licensed by Microsoft, the company does not have access to “services and data centers operated by Microsoft outside of China”, continues Bloomberg’s report.
The U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commissions report can be read on their website.