U.S. Indicts China-Backed Duo for Massive, Years-Long Spy Campaign

The Department of Justice charged two Chinese hackers with stealing “hundreds of gigabytes” of data from more than 45 other governmental organizations and U.S.-based companies. This has potentially significant national security ramifications: Targets included the NASA Goddard Space Center and Jet Propulsion Laboratory; U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and the Navy.

The two hackers, Zhang Shilong and Zhang Jianguo, are alleged to be members of APT10, a well-known China-based threat actor, which is believed to be directly connected to the Chinese Ministry of State Security’s (MSS) Tianjin bureau.

Read more about the charges against the Chinese hackers on ThreatPost.