NBC News) Two Chinese nationals were charged with participating in a global hacking campaign that targeted the U.S. government and military — and stole the personal information of more than 100,000 Navy personnel, the Justice Department said Thursday.
Zhang Shilong and Zhu Hua, also known as "Godkiller," worked with an extensive network of Chinese hackers to infiltrate dozens of government agencies, private companies including oil and gas firms, NASA and the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York, according to a three-count indictment.
The Navy was particularly hard hit. The group succeeded in stealing the "personally identifiable information" of more than 100,000 Navy personnel, including social security numbers, dates of birth and salary information, the indictment says.
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