US charges 5 Chinese, 2 Malaysian nationals in wide-ranging hacking effort

The US Justice Department has charged 5 Chinese residents and 2 Malaysian businessmen in a wide-ranging hacking effort. The Chinese nationals were charged for hacking over 100 firms in the US and abroad. The Malaysian businessmen were charged for targeting video game firms in US, France, Japan, Singapore, S Korea. The US officials did not allege hackers had ties with Beijing; but said that Chinese govt – at the very least – turns a blind eye on cyber espionage.

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