Two Chinese hackers who are behind the APT 10 Hacking Group charged for compromising Intellectual Property and Confidential Business Information from government agencies NASA & other 45 US Tech giants.
Zhu and Zhang members from Chinese state sponsor APT group associated
with the Chinese Ministry of State Security involved with various cybercrime activities.
APT10 hacking group targeting mostly commercial activities including aviation, satellite and maritime technology, industrial factory automation, automotive supplies, laboratory instruments, banking and finance, telecommunications and consumer electronics, computer processor technology, information technology services.
Both are conducting various global campaigns of Cyber attack that target, among other data, intellectual property and confidential business and technological information at managed service providers.
This secret operation implemented against more than 45 technology companies in at least a dozen U.S. states, and U.S. government agencies.
In order to perform an illegal hacking operation, both are registered IT infrastructure that the APT10 Group used.
The FBI said they had also hacked into US Navy computer systems and stolen the personal information of more than 100,000 personnel.
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein said, “The indictment alleges that the defendants were part of a group that hacked computers in at least a dozen countries and gave China’s intelligence service access to sensitive business information,”
According to Department of Justice, “It is galling that American companies and government agencies spent years of research and countless dollars to develop their intellectual property, while the defendants simply stole it and got it for free” said, U.S. Attorney Berman. “As a nation, we cannot, and will not, allow such brazen thievery to go unchecked.”