Microsoft Email, Calendar Accounts Hacked By Chinese Government-Linked Group.

Microsoft programs including its mail and calendar services were recently hacked by a group the company has “high confidence” is working for the Chinese Communist Party. The hack prompted the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to issue a rare emergency directive that requires all government networks to undergo a software update. The perpetrator, Microsoft outlined in a blog post, is a hacker group that the company has “high confidence” is working for the Chinese Communist Party and focuses on spying on American targets. In another blog post, Microsoft Vice President Tom Burt noted that the hacking group has recently spied on

REPORT: China Hacked SolarWinds Tech Used By US Government

 Chinese hackers exploited a flaw in SolarWinds software to break into U.S. government computers, according to reports from Reuters.  “Two people briefed on the case said FBI investigators recently found that the National Finance Center, a federal payroll agency inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was among the affected organizations, raising fears that data on thousands of government employees may have been compromised,” the outlet added. The Chinese-led hack is distinct from the recent Russian cyberattack on SolarWinds, which compromised several U.S. federal agencies. Among the data potentially included in the hack were “federal employee social security numbers, phone numbers