Seven Chinese Hackers Indicted for Computer Intrusions Targeting Critics of China, Businesses and Politicians

The Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs announced charges against seven hackers associated with Chinese Communist Government for targeting perceived critics of China and US businesses and politicians.

The seven Chinese hackers were named in the DOJ press release.

The victims were politicians from both parties and critics of the Chinese Communist regime. However, the politicians were not named in the DOJ report.

Via the DOJ.

An indictment was unsealed today charging seven nationals of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) with conspiracy to commit computer intrusions and conspiracy to commit wire fraud for their involvement in a PRC-based hacking group that spent approximately 14 years targeting U.S. and foreign critics, businesses, and political officials in furtherance of the PRC’s economic espionage and foreign intelligence objectives.
The defendants are Ni Gaobin (倪高彬), 38; Weng Ming (翁明), 37; Cheng Feng (程锋), 34; Peng Yaowen (彭耀文), 38; Sun Xiaohui (孙小辉), 38; Xiong Wang (熊旺), 35; and Zhao Guangzong (赵光宗), 38. All are believed to reside in the PRC.

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