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.
As many readers know, supply chain security has been an increasing concern for those who use information technology for critical functions—that is, it affects everyone.
The Justice Department announced on Oct. 5 the indictment of seven officers of the Russian Military Intelligence Directorate, or GRU, on charges of computer hacking, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. Here are three quick takeaways.
According to Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley in Bloomberg Businessweek, China has recently engaged in bulk supply-chain sabotage, corrupting thousands of servers on computers that end up in the server rooms of major U.S. companies such as Amazon or Apple, government systems and other locations around the planet.
Speaking before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Sept. 26, President Trump issued an incendiary charge against China. “We have found,” the president declared, “that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election…against my administration.”
In an article at Daily Beast a few days ago, Jake Williams (who previously worked for NSA) criticized the U.S.