US announces charges against Chinese, Malaysian hackers

US federal prosecutors say the hackers worked to steal identities and video game technology, plant
US federal prosecutors say the hackers worked to steal identities and video game technology, plant ransomware, and spy on Hong Kong activists. (Photo: AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

17 Sep 2020 12:49AM(Updated: 17 Sep 2020 03:15PM) CNA

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department on Wednesday (Sep 16) announced charges against five Chinese nationals and two Malaysians who ran global hacking operations for at least six years to steal identities and video game technology, plant ransomware, and spy on Hong Kong activists.

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Singaporean Yeo Jun Wei pleads guilty in US to working for Chinese intelligence

  • Yeo Jun Wei, also known as Dickson Yeo, admitted to using his business as a front for collecting information
  • He was recruited by Chinese intelligence while working as an academic at the National University of Singapore
The Chinese flag flies behind barbed wire at the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco. Photo: AFP
The Chinese flag flies behind barbed wire at the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco. Photo: AFP
A Singapore national on Friday pleaded guilty to using his political consultancy in the United States as a front to collect information for Chinese intelligence, the US Justice Department announced.

Yeo Jun Wei, also known as Dickson Yeo, entered his plea in federal court in Washington to one charge of operating illegally as a foreign agent.

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China’s hacking against U.S. on the rise – U.S. intelligence official

Computer code is seen on a screen above a Chinese flag in this July 12, 2017 illustration photo. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A senior U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday that Chinese cyber activity in the United States had risen in recent months, targeting critical infrastructure in what may be attempts to lay the groundwork for future disruptive attacks.

“You worry they are prepositioning against critical infrastructure and trying to be able to do the types of disruptive operations that would be the most concern,” National Security Agency official Rob Joyce said at a Wall Street Journal cybersecurity conference. Tiếp tục đọc “China’s hacking against U.S. on the rise – U.S. intelligence official”

Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing

From the first revelation that the Marriott’s computer systems had been breached, there was widespread suspicion that the hacking was part of a broad spy campaign to amass Americans’ personal data.CreditScott Olson/Getty Images

From the first revelation that the Marriott’s computer systems had been breached, there was widespread suspicion that the hacking was part of a broad spy campaign to amass Americans’ personal data.CreditCreditScott Olson/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected personal details of roughly 500 million guests was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort that also hacked health insurers and the security clearance files of millions more Americans, according to two people briefed on the investigation.

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