A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh has accused three Chinese citizens of hacking allegedly of penetrating networks used by Moody & s Analytics and other US companies to steal sensitive information and communications.
According to the indictment filed Monday, the three individuals, Wu Yingzhuo, Dong Hao and Xia Lei, are all owners, employees or badociates of a Chinese cybersecurity company called Boyusec.
As of at least 2013, defendants "and others known and unknown to the grand jury" used the spearphishing emails containing malicious attachments or custom malware to hack networks used by American and foreign companies, according to the accusation.
Its objectives included Moody's, Trimble Inc. and Siemens AG, the latter with offices in Pittsburg. The hackers allegedly stole approximately 407 gigabytes of data from the Siemens network in 2015.
"Once again, the Department of Justice and the FBI have shown that hackers around the world trying to steal the most sensitive information and Valuable for our companies can "The Office of Deputy Attorney General for National Security, Dana Boente, said in a statement announcing the charges on Monday afternoon.
"The Department of Justice is committed to pursuing the arrest and prosecution of these hackers, no matter how long it takes, and we have a long memory," Boente said.
Chinese citizens face charges of hacking, trade secret theft, conspiracy and identity theft.
The indictment was filed in the US District Court. UU For the Western District of Pennsylvania in mid-September and revealed on Monday.
The revelation comes a few days after federal prosecutors in New York filed charges against an Iranian hacker accused of violating HBO servers and stealing information about episodes of unreleased shows, including the hit show "Game of Thrones." .