FBI arrests Chinese man linked to overheidshack in 2014

FBI arrests Chinese man linked to overheidshack in 2014

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The FBI has alleged Chinese hacker Yu Pingan arrested. He is suspected of cybercrime linked to a large overheidshack carried out in 2014.

That confirms the FBI to CNN. The suspect was last Wednesday arrested when he landed at an airport in Los Angeles. He lives normally in Shanghai.

Yu is arrested for making and selling the malware to Sakura, that he recently offered to two hackers who companies in the energy and vliegtuigsectors attacked. He denies any involvement in the case.


This same malware was also used in a large overheidshack in 2014, with the U.s. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was affected. Confidential information of 21 million Americans came on the streets.

The man has been arrested for the recent sale of Sakura, but the following case may be possible to provide more information about the great overheidshack. The government suspects that more Chinese hackers of the attack.

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