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GOP Congressman Says FBI Told Him Chinese Hacked His Emails

A Nebraska congressman who serves on the House Armed Services Committee said China hacked his emails earlier this year.

“I thank the FBI for notifying me that the CCP hacked into my personal and campaign emails from May 15th to June 16th of this year. The CCP hackers utilized a vulnerability in the Microsoft software, and this was not due to ‘user error,’” Republican Rep. Don Bacon posted on social media.

“Thus, there were other victims in this cyber operation. The Communist government in China are not our friends and are very active in conducting cyber espionage. I’ll work overtime to ensure Taiwan gets every $ of the $19B in weapons backlog they’ve ordered, and more,” he wrote.

A representative of Bacon said the FBI indicated that China stole information relating to Bacon’s “personal banking, political strategy and political fundraising,” according to Reuters.

A Chinese Embassy representative called the claim a “smear” that was part of a “groundless narrative,”

In a follow-up post on social media, Bacon said, “Plain and simple, the Chinese Communist Party is a bully. I will not back down. I will always stand up for freedom and human rights around the world.”

The hack Bacon reported came at the same time as other cyber intrusions, according to The Hill.

China-aligned hackers cracked the email of Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns last month.

Republicans on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee are probing breaches of email systems in agencies such as the State Department and the Department of Commerce.

According to The Washington Post, “the breach has alarmed experts for another reason: It was unclear how the government could have prevented it while relying exclusively on Microsoft for cloud, email and authentication services.”

“Microsoft has said that the hackers obtained powerful signing keys they needed to create verified customer identities that could sidestep multifactor authentication. Combined with other Microsoft failings, millions of people could have been exposed to attack,” the Post reported.

According to an alert from Microsoft, it and federal agencies have found “stealthy and targeted malicious activity focused on post-compromise credential access and network system discovery aimed at critical infrastructure organizations in the United States.”

The Microsoft advisory said, “Volt Typhoon, a state-sponsored actor based in China that typically focuses on espionage and information gathering” is behind the attacks.

The alert said the hacker has a long-range, deadly purpose.

“Microsoft assesses with moderate confidence that this Volt Typhoon campaign is pursuing development of capabilities that could disrupt critical communications infrastructure between the United States and Asia region during future crises,” Microsoft wrote.

  • Tamirose170 says:

    Did we ever learn what China got from their weather balloons that traveled across the USA 6-months ago? Biden said the Chinese didn’t have any control over it, but it sure took a pretty deliberate route – – I wonder how much China send Joe’s family each year to play stupid? How about if we just give Joe to China, and his son too.

    • txtootall says:

      You’ll see when their hypersonic missiles start destroying our bases! Thank a Democrat!!

      • Jim says:

        AND you Sweet Talking RINOS!!!!! that’s why the soccer moms love and vote for them, a Big thanks to all lib soccer moms!!!!! No more bad talking Trump, O and no more freedom or soccer!!!! O well.

    • Tressa says:

      Let’s hope and pray that the White House is the first to be hit!
      Looks like it’s going to be the only way of getting rid of the idiots that are installed there!

    • Jim says:

      CHINE ALREADY owns CCP Joe and all his family, and a lot of Congress!!!!!

    • Janie Marrs says:

      Joe Biden is a pathological liar and cannot be trusted!

  • Slim says:

    Well Mr. Bacon, how about standing up for those Americans on the southern border who have contended with illegal immigrants for many years. How about standing up for ll Americans suffering under the corrupt Biden administration.

  • EZ says:

    i wouldnt be thanking the fbi too fast, they probably sold your info to china

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