Christopher Wray

Chinese hackers charged with stealing data from Navy, JPL and U.S. companies

Chinese hackers charged with stealing data from Navy, JPL and U.S. companies

Two hackers associated with China’s main security service were charged with stealing troves of sensitive digital data from the Navy, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and dozens of U.S. companies as well as American allies overseas, the Justice Department announced Thursday in its latest indictment aimed at suspected Chinese economic and military espionage.

Among other targets, the two hackers allegedly stole confidential data from the Navy, including the names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, salary information, phone numbers and email addresses of more than 100,000 sailors and other personnel.

They also infiltrated computers linked to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in...

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