China has attacks to the satisfaction of the U.S. government in large-scale hacker to the United States and its allies around the world, mass stolen secret data.

Affected authorities and companies from different industries in at least twelve countries, including Germany, said the Deputy US attorney Rod Rosenstein in Washington on Thursday.

according to The figures available, hackers managed on behalf of Beijing, for example, to gain access to a minimum of 45 U.S. authorities and major technology companies. Hundreds of gigabytes of sensitive data had been stolen. The attacks were made over the years, probably in the period between 2006 and 2018. The hackers had placed malicious software and data to be fished.

in Order not to be discovered, had installed the hackers are malicious programs, which would have looked like legitimate Software. So if you had come from China, from Remote access to computers and are, for example, to access data. Then you would have – apparently legal – with real access to data collected, walk through the Computer infrastructure of the whole company, and could so gain access to other companies.

The U.S. Department of justice has brought criminal charges against two Chinese, Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong. Both of them were under assumed names on the net – including terms such as “Godkiller”, “Stone Panda” or “Red Apollo”. Both are members of a whole group of hackers, known in the scene as the APT10 (Advanced Persistent Threat 10/”Advanced Persistent threat 10″). She had been employed by a company that works with the Chinese Ministry of state security.

“The indictment that the accused is part of a group of goods, the Computer in at least a dozen countries have been hacked and China’s intelligence service gained access to sensitive company information,” said Rosenstein. “This is nothing more than fraud and theft, and it gives China an unfair advantage to the detriment of law-abiding companies and countries that submit to the international rules, in return for the right to use the international trading system to participate.”

US companies have used for years to obtain research results, while China is to have this be easily stolen, said Rosenstein.

Of the attacks to companies from numerous industries, including automotive suppliers, manufacturers of laboratory instruments, the banking and financial sector as well as companies from the fields of telecommunications, information technology, medical equipment, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, mining, Oil and gas, aviation and space research.

dpa

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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