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The US just charged a group of Chinese hackers with orchestrating 'unprecedented' cyberattacks targeting over 100 companies, government agencies, and universities

Posted On: Sep 16, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The US just charged a group of Chinese hackers with orchestrating 'unprecedented' cyberattacks targeting over 100 companies, government agencies, and universities

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US prosecutors have accused seven men of participating in a sophisticated hacking scheme that targeted more than 100 companies, government agencies, and nonprofits across the globe, according to federal charges unsealed Wednesday.
It's one of the largest hacking campaigns to be prosecuted in the US to date, and the defendants' alleged methods laid out in the complaint reveal the prominence of so-called supply chain attacks that target software providers in order to hack their customers.
The defendants are accused of being a part of APT41, also known as Barium, a longstanding hacking group based in China that has been the subject of several other cases brought by the Department of Justice in recent years. Prosecutors say the group worked to steal intellectual property while simultaneously running ransomware attacks for profit.
Two Malaysian businessmen, Wong Ong Hua and Ling Yang Ching, were arrested in Malaysia on Monday in connection with the hacks, a rare occurrence in the...

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