US Indicts Chinese Hackers for ‘Sweeping Global Computer Intrusion’

By Kyodo News 22 July 2020

WASHINGTON—US authorities said Tuesday they have indicted two Chinese hackers suspected of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of trade secrets and other valuable information from companies worldwide, and also targeting firms developing vaccines for the coronavirus.

The two individuals—Li Xiaoyu, 34, and Dong Jiazhi, 33—have allegedly worked with the Chinese Ministry of State Security in what the US Justice Department called a “sweeping global computer intrusion campaign” against companies located in Australia, Britain, Germany, Japan and South Korea.

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