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USA blames China for extensive hacking attacks


The Department of Justice in USA came down on China, indicting 2 men from the country with hacking charges against PC networks belonging to government agencies and companies of USA and across other countries in the West. USA's Federal Bureau of Investigation held China responsible for engaging in illegal activities to become the global superpower replacing the United States.


A sealed indictment presented inside a Manhattan federal court December 20 suggested Zhang Shilong and Zhu Hua as being charged with carrying out a long term hacking attack, apparently breaking into systems at 45 government agencies and companies in USA along with other firms within over a dozen nations. Named 'Advanced Persistent Threat 10,' the hackers seized data from companies within various industries, notably biotechnology, telecommunications, finance and banking, mining, healthcare and automotive, states the indictment. APT 10 attacked USA's naval offices, stealing personal information belonging to over 100,000 employees as well as successfully broke into PCs connected with the jet propulsion lab network of NASA.


According to Rod Rosenstein Deputy Attorney General, the accused allegedly hijacked MSP clients within more than a dozen nations. He said it was not acceptable that cyber-crimes, which China committed on other countries, were continuously getting uncovered. The act was sheer theft and cheating allowing China gain unfair benefit by exploiting law-abiding nations and enterprises which adhere to international rules. Fortune.com posted this online dated December 20, 2018.


Utilizing 'spear phishing' technique, the hackers distributed emails from supposedly legitimate addresses aiming on specific targets while attaching files and documents to the messages which would sneakily implant malware in case viewed. This enabled the hackers acquire admission into the victims' PCs while conveniently capture different username password combinations, data files along with more information. Prosecutors stated that even as the attackers employed likewise techniques and tools during all their attacks they made their capability for weakening network defenses more-and-more strong to continuously and un-relentlessly filch technology as well as other information.


Encouragingly, there'll be further engagement by the government with ISPs for making sure they've vigorous protections vis-à-vis the non-stop and up-and-coming online threats, prosecutors assured.


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