US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

WorldNews Thursday, 17 September 2020
US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaignThe Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including social media and video game companies as well as universities and telecommunications providers, officials said Wednesday The five defendants remain fugitives, but prosecutors say two Malaysian businessmen charged with conspiring with the alleged hackers to profit off the attacks on the billion-dollar video game industry were arrested in Malaysia this week and now face extradition proceedings. The indictments are part of a broader effort by the Trump administration to call out cybercrimes by China. In July, prosecutors accused...

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