US indicts two Chinese ‘government hackers’

Two Chinese computer hackers who would be connected to the Chinese intelligence services were indicted in the United States. The two would have targeted networks in the US and other Western countries to steal confidential commercial and technical information. That reports the BBC.

Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong are part of a hacker group, ‘Advanced Persistent Threat 1’, according to the US Department of Justice. The two would currently stay in China. According to the deed of accusation, the two worked for Huaying Haitai, in collaboration with the Chinese State Security Ministry.

American companies in aviation, aerospace and satellite technology were specifically targeted, as well as government agencies such as the Navy and NASA. Other countries that were targeted included Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Sweden.

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