A Reuters expose about American contractors working for Emirati signals intelligence raises hard questions about the legal architecture for situations in which U.S. persons leave the intelligence community and go to work for foreign intelligence agencies.
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On Thursday, the Justice Department announced charges against two Chinese government-associated hackers for conspiring to commit computer intrusions. Video of the press conference is below.
Document: Justice Department Charges Chinese Intelligence Officers and Recruits in Commercial Hacking Conspiracy
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment in the Southern District of California charging 10 defendants, including Chinese intelligence officers and their recruits, in two conspiracies to steal sensitive commercial aerospace information and technology from American companies in violation of provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The full indictment is below.
Lawyers and privacy advocates alike should pay careful attention to the “priority actions” in the National Cyber Strategy related to surveillance and criminal law reform.
There has never been a publicly documented incident of hardware supply chain compromise at the fabrication level originating abroad—until now.
Russia is using highly effective methods to conduct cyberattacks, but even the GRU is not immune from mistakes.
Bloomberg reports that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has quietly been corrupting a key computer chip. The technical implications are frightening.
The Justice Department's charging last week of a North Korean hacker is a step in the right direction toward establishing redlines for hostile cyber operations and, thus, a contribution to the larger project of building a deterrence architecture.
Document: Justice Department Extradites, Unseals Charges Against Russian National Accused of Hacking U.S. Companies
On Friday, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the extradition and charging of Andrei Tyurin, a Russian citizen who is accused of participating in a hacking campaign against U.S. companies, including banks and media companies. He was extradited at the request of the United States by the government of Georgia.
Document: Justice Department Charges North Korean Spy for Sony, Bangladesh Bank, and WannaCry Cyberattacks
On Thursday, the Justice Department filed a criminal complaint in the Central District of California against North Korean spy Park Jin Hyok. He is charged with violating 18 U.S.C. §371 and 18 U.S.C. §1349 by engaging in various conspiracies, including the 2014 hacking of Sony Pictures, the 2016 Bangladesh central bank hacking, and the 2017 WannaCry attacks. The charging document is below.