Monday, August 28, 2017

Chinese National Arrested On Charges Linked To OPM, Anthem Hacks

Andrew Blake at the Washington Times offers a piece on the arrest of a Chinese national suspected of being involved in the cyber hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and other organizations.

The FBI has arrested a Chinese national on charges involving the malware used to hack the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in 2014 and steal personal information pertaining to millions of federal government employees and contractors.

Yu Pingan, apprehended Monday at Los Angeles International Airport after flying in to attend a conference, was in federal court this week to face charges concerning Sakula, a sophisticated piece of malware used by the hackers who pulled off the historic OPM breach as well as the 2015 intrusion suffered by health insurance firm Anthem, among others.

He is charged with a single count of conspiracy to commit computer hacking, the Justice Department confirmed Thursday.

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