Verizon and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California were two high-value targets hit by a suspected Chinese-backed hack that was first brought to the public's attention in April, the Associated Press reported.

Pulse Connect Secure networking devices are used by many companies and governments to allow secure remote access to their networks and those were the targets of the hacks. The Chinese government was suspected of backing the hacks, but China has denied any role.

Verizon, which has over 120 million subscribers through Verizon Wireless, said a Pulse-related compromise was found in one of its labs. The hack was quickly dealt with, and Verizon said no data or customer information had been accessed or stolen.

More in category

Hong Kong protester convicted in 1st trial under Chinese security law
July 27, 2021CBS
Hong Kong protester convicted in 1st trial under Chinese security law
Team USA Coach Backs Norway Women's Handball Team Over Uniform Protest
July 27, 2021Newsweek
Team USA Coach Backs Norway Women's Handball Team Over Uniform Protest
Woman Finds Hidden Cupboards and Fireplaces Renovating 150-Year-Old House
July 27, 2021Newsweek
Woman Finds Hidden Cupboards and Fireplaces Renovating 150-Year-Old House
Fact Check: Does a NASA Cloud-Making Machine Cause Floods?
July 27, 2021Newsweek
Fact Check: Does a NASA Cloud-Making Machine Cause Floods?
Who Will Pay To Protect Tech Giants From Rising Seas?
July 27, 2021NPR
Who Will Pay To Protect Tech Giants From Rising Seas?
Here Are The 9 Lawmakers Investigating The Jan. 6 Capitol Attack
July 27, 2021NPR
Here Are The 9 Lawmakers Investigating The Jan. 6 Capitol Attack
Jan. 6 Insurrection Committee Holds Its 1st Hearing, Questioning Police: Watch Live
July 27, 2021NPR
Jan. 6 Insurrection Committee Holds Its 1st Hearing, Questioning Police: Watch Live
Toxic algae bloom on Florida's coast ravages marine life
July 26, 2021CBS
Toxic algae bloom on Florida's coast ravages marine life
Final victim in condo collapse identified as death toll rises
July 26, 2021CBS
Final victim in condo collapse identified as death toll rises
High-stakes infrastructure talks stall out as deadline passes
July 27, 2021Politico
High-stakes infrastructure talks stall out as deadline passes
Days After the Olympics Begin, Tokyo Logs Record Coronavirus Cases
July 27, 2021TIME Magazine
Days After the Olympics Begin, Tokyo Logs Record Coronavirus Cases
Four senators call on Becerra to back importation of prescription drugs from Canada
July 27, 2021The Hill
Four senators call on Becerra to back importation of prescription drugs from Canada
One third of states have passed restrictive voting laws this year
July 27, 2021The Hill
One third of states have passed restrictive voting laws this year
Vaccine mandate calls fueled by COVID-19's latest spike
July 27, 2021The Hill
Vaccine mandate calls fueled by COVID-19's latest spike
The amazing vacation homes you can buy for $1 million
July 26, 2021CNN
The amazing vacation homes you can buy for $1 million
Tokyo adds record number of new Covid-19 cases amid Olympic Games
July 27, 2021CNN
Tokyo adds record number of new Covid-19 cases amid Olympic Games
Britney Spears Requests Accountant to Replace Father as Conservator
July 27, 2021Newsweek
Britney Spears Requests Accountant to Replace Father as Conservator
China Developing Unique Laser Gun for Faster Hypersonic Missiles and Planes
July 27, 2021Newsweek
China Developing Unique Laser Gun for Faster Hypersonic Missiles and Planes
Jordan Thompson Praised As USA Women's Volleyball Defeats China At Olympics
July 27, 2021Newsweek
Jordan Thompson Praised As USA Women's Volleyball Defeats China At Olympics
Pastor Who Nearly Died From COVID Regrets Not Getting Vaccinated
July 27, 2021Newsweek
Pastor Who Nearly Died From COVID Regrets Not Getting Vaccinated
Peter Navarro Says Fauci Has 'Blood of Over 4 Million People on His Hands'
July 27, 2021Newsweek
Peter Navarro Says Fauci Has 'Blood of Over 4 Million People on His Hands'