Justice Dept. to announce charges for Chinese government-linked ‘computer intrusion campaign’

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The Justice Department designs to announce Wednesday charges involving a “computer intrusion campaign” tied to the Chinese authorities.

Deputy Legal professional Standard Jeffrey Rosen, FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich and other officers will choose element in a information convention at 11 a.m. ET to make the announcement, a DOJ statement received by Reuters reported. 

Past thirty day period, White Home countrywide protection adviser Robert O’Brien reported that Chinese govt-joined hackers have been focusing on U.S. election infrastructure just before the November election. China has denied claims that it hacked U.S. authorities agencies.

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In July, U.S. security officials monitoring Chinese hacking unveiled that hackers backed by the Chinese federal government tried to steal coronavirus vaccination information from U.S.-dependent biotech corporation, Moderna Inc.

China pushed back on this accusation and reported, “Such allegations are pure slander.”

The week prior to, the DOJ indicted two Chinese nationals performing for Chinese intelligence agency the Ministry of Condition Protection (MSS) for alleged hacking U.S. and international devices.

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“The hackers stole terabytes of information which comprised a subtle and prolific menace to U.S. networks,” the DOJ claimed in a assertion on July 21.

“The defendants probed for vulnerabilities in pc networks of businesses establishing COVID-19 vaccines, testing technological innovation, and therapies,” the DOJ added.

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According to the FBI, the hackers targeted vulnerabilities, put destructive “web shell programs” and credential-thieving program that authorized them to entry victims’ computers remotely.

Fox News’ Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.