China Cyber Spionage Hacked Firms

U.S.Deparmtment of Justice Attorney General announced an indictment against five officers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army for spionage and the theft of U.S corporates secrets and hacking into the computers of organizations and stole trade secrets .

Assistant Attorney General for National Security and Western District of Pennsylvania Attorney was at press conference.Attorney General Eric Holder told to press that corporates like Westinghouse Electric, Alcoa, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, U.S. Steel, the United Steelworkers Union and SolarWorld were victim of Chinese military officers cyber spionage and hacking.

The Westinghouse Electric Corporation manufacturing company head quarters based in Monroeville, Pennsylvania and produced the first operational U.S. turbojet and provide equipment for the commercial nuclear electric power industry and have locations across the globe.

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated a metals and components supplier for the aerospace & defense, medical, and industrial industries company headquarters is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The world’s third largest producer of aluminum Alcoa and lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing is located in Pennsylvani too.

Chinese cyber spionage campain used social engineering and sophisticated spear fishing and firewall breaching techniques and seeking out an employee with system administrator privileges on a company’s network.