DOJ indicts three alleged hackers from Chinese cyber security firm
The Justice Department charged three Chinese hackers on Monday with conducting cyber attacks against U.S. and international financial and technology firms and stealing confidential business information.I don't think China is going to run out of hackers before its hackers run out of data to steal. Were they too cheap to buy the Moody's service so they could make investment decisions?
The three hackers, Chinese nationals Wu Yingzhuo, Dong Hao, and Xia Lei, all worked for a Chinese cyber security firm called Boyusec that the Pentagon has linked to the Ministry of State Security, the civilian intelligence service.
The three men were charged with coordinated cyber attacks against computer networks at Moody's Analytics, Siemans AG, and Trimble Inc.
The companies are involved in economic analysis, manufacturing and electronics, and GPS technology, respectively.
The hackers "launched coordinated and targeted cyber intrusions against businesses operating in the United States… in order to steal confidential business information," said Soo C. Song, acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
"These conspirators masked their criminal conspiracy by exploiting unwitting computers, called ‘hop points,' conducting ‘spearphish' email campaigns to gain unauthorized access to corporate computers, and deploying malicious code to infiltrate the victim computer networks," Song said in a statement.