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FBI Eyes China in Posting Hacked Documents on Chinese Dissident
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 29, 2017 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 09/29/2017 6:01:17 PM PDT by RohanKapoor

Hackers linked to China electronically stole documents from a Washington law firm, Interpol and a Hong Kong bank that were then published online in a bid to discredit a dissident wanted by Beijing.

FBI agents are conducting an investigation into the cyber attack earlier this month that penetrated information systems at the law firm Clark Hill, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Private cyber investigators later traced the cyber attack to China and South Korea.

The hacking and release of sensitive documents on Twitter mirrors the Russian intelligence operation to sway the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in what U.S. intelligence have dubbed a cyber-enabled influence operation.

Until recently Clark Hill represented the dissident, Guo Wengui, who is a major target of the Beijing government after he began publicly speaking out about high-level corruption among Chinese leaders earlier this year.

Guo also said recently he and his associates in New York have been under relentless cyber attack from China as well. In one recent incident, hackers caused a large-scale disruption of handheld devices and computers used by Guo and others that was later identified by cyber security experts as an unusual cell-phone-origin distributed denial of service attack.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Local News; Reference; Society
KEYWORDS: china; corruption; cyberattack; fbi

1 posted on 09/29/2017 6:01:17 PM PDT by RohanKapoor
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To: RohanKapoor

Probably done from the Chinese city of “Hack - King”.

The Commies are no slouches at the espionage/murder game so this attorney had better watch his back. He’s in DeBlasio territory and you know the old saying “Reds of a feather, flock together”.

2 posted on 09/30/2017 12:31:43 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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