US indicts three Chinese nationals for alleged cyberattacks

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US indicts three Chinese nationals for alleged cyberattacks
« on: November 29, 2017, 02:26:35 PM »
Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment against three Chinese nationals this week in a US District Court, accusing them of hacking into at least three multinational corporations over the past seven years.

The eight-count indictment accuses Wu Yingzhuo, Dong Hao, and Xia Lei of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse, trade secret theft, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft against Siemens AG, Moody’s Analytics, and Trimble, a geospatial technology firm. Siemens is a major contractor for US critical infrastructure.

The indictment doesn’t mention the Chinese government directly, but it does mention the UPS Backdoor malware the defendants allegedly used, which has been linked to the government.

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