The Department of Justice unsealed a criminal complaint against Xuehua "Edward" Peng for acting as an illegal foreign agent. The complaint alleges that Peng handed over U.S. national security information to officials from China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS). Extensive details of the FBI's counterintelligence investigation against Peng are also included in the complaint, which can be read here.
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On May 1, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a former CIA employee, pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide classified information to the Chinese government in violation of the Espionage Act. The statement of facts and plea agreement are below.
Statement of Facts
On Wednesday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia unsealed a seven-count indicment charging former Air Force counterintelligence specialist Monica Witt and four Iranian co-defendants under the Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The indictment is posted in full below.
There’s much that’s not clear about reports that the U.S. government may have filed charges against the Wikileaks founder. Here are some questions we’ll be asking when there’s more information.
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.
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.
President Trump is not wrong that China is meddling in U.S. politics. But his exaggerated allegations before the U.N. General Assembly will only make it harder to find solutions.
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.