DOJ Charges Chinese Hackers Of 45 US Tech Firms

CNBC reports:

The Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against Chinese two nationals accused of conducting a global hacking campaign.

The defendants, Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong, are charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusions and conspiracy to commit wire fraud as part of multiple years long campaigns to steal from numerous foreign governments and dozens of companies.

Through a hacking group known as “Advanced Persitent Threat 10” or “APT10″ — as well as other names including “Red Apollo” and “Stone Panda” — the defendants allegedly stole information from at least 45 U.S. tech companies and government agencies.