U.S. Indicts Hackers Working for Chinese Spy Agency

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors unsealed an indictment on Thursday that charges two Chinese nationals with computer hacking attacks on a broad range of U.S. government agencies and corporations, including the Navy and the space agency NASA, according to a court filing.

U.S. Indicts 9 Chinese Cyber Spies

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The Justice Department announced the indictment of nine people on Tuesday linked to a Chinese cyber intelligence operation targeting aerospace technology.

The nine people, including intelligence officers, state-controlled hackers, and recruited agents inside companies were linked to computer intrusions at U.S. and European companies and the theft of turbofan jet engine technology used in commercial airliners.