Wednesday, October 31, 2018

U.S. Charges 10 Chinese Intelligence Officers Following A 'Cyber-Hack On U.S. And European Aviation Companies’

The American flag flies near the national emblem of China outside of the Bayi Building before a welcome ceremony for U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Beijing, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via Reuters

SCMP: US indicts 10 Chinese intelligence agents following ‘hack on US and European aviation companies’

* The US Department of Justice said the agents had hacked into commercial jet fan firms based in Suzhou, China
* The charges come weeks after the US’ ‘unprecedented’ extradition of a Chinese spy from Belgium

The US Justice Department has charged a group of Chinese agents with trying to steal aviation technology from US companies, the third such indictment in less than two months in an escalating effort to halt cyber-espionage allegedly orchestrated from China.

A group of 10 people, led by agents of the Jiangsu provincial arm of China Ministry of State Security (MSS) tried to hack into the computer systems of a US company and a French company with an office in Suzhou, China, both manufacturers of a turbofan engine used in commercial airliners, the Justice Department (DoJ) alleged on Tuesday. Members of the group also targeted other US aerospace companies producing parts for the engine makers, it said.

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Update #1: U.S. charges Chinese intelligence officers for jet engine data hack (Reuters)
Update #2: US charges Chinese intelligence officers for jet engine data hack (Al Jazeera)

WNU Editor: This is the third indictment of Chinese intelligence agents in the past two months. On a side note, here is an interesting read .... China's 5 Steps for Recruiting Spies (Wired).


Anonymous said...

looks like there is finally some seeping up happening.

Very Good!

Roger Smith said...

I will be charged with racism due to this comment I'm going to write, but when I was overseas, I remember a sudden insight I had while talking with a Vietnamese person who worked on the base. Suddenly that old statement from some old book about "the inscrutable Asian" came to mind and I realized why; it was the eyelid that protected the eye for whatever reason lost in genetic time. Speaking with a round eye, the eye is more fully exposed. Less shrouded. Not so with Asian people. This insight was not due to eye contact. That's a cultural or personal response. That feeling I had was due to the eyelid. What's that saying....the eye is the window to the soul? This person's window wasn't as open. Of course this latest stunt by China's government hackers doesn't help matters. Again.

This insight from a hairy foreign devil who eats small babies.

Jump on it Fred.

Hans Persson said...

China number one!

Mike Feldhake said...


Anonymous said...

Roger not sure if you are joking or what that comment was about.. I lived in Vietam - some of the best people in the world, hands down. And they have beautiful eyes and smiles and souls, so I know you are joking but your jokes read as if they were meant to be jokes but are really just bad :D maybe it's my headache...

fred said...

fred here Rog, to correct you of course
various differences in human physiology due to natural selection relative usually to places where long-lived, ie eskimos, white skin, black skin, eyes, lips etc and has nothing to do with inner being etc...thus, those that differ from us all seem pretty much the same but those like us are very individualized in how they appear
a good example of these evolutionary changes in action: those that live so high up in Tibet have developed lungs that allow them to breathe etc...and a person from say New Jersey would hardly be able to move at such heights...that is good for Tibet, ie, keeping New Jersey people away

Roger Smith said...

Anon 7:04,

There was no malice, just an insight into that old comment from some British author who wrote that over a century ago. Didn't change a thing in my relations with anyone. Including the Vietnamese husband of my niece, who arrived here at age 7, the Viet refugees I assisted in Sacramento while volunteering with a dying remnant of LBJ's Great Society called the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1980,81 and who I took fishing on the Sacramento River numerous times, two Vietnamese military members at Bien Hoa, the base I was on, one of whom had his wife cook me a chicken dinner once [definitely not Foster Farms] and for whom I scrounged what I could for his village and airborne unit on the base [no $$ involved], the myriad women who did the laundry and other tasks and who swarmed me to buy them laundry soap and Sah Limz menthols at the PX with my ration card the beginning of each month... "Sa-meit, sa-meit you buy buy mamsan Sah-Limz?" They liked our room because I had scrounged a fan and it was more pleasant to do the clothes work in there.
When I came home I decided I wanted to go back. I wrote about 50 firms over there but by then things were winding down, I couldn't procure a job so I went back to school. I should have bought a ticket and gone back on my own.
My thoughts about most Viets was one of enjoyment. It was refreshing to be around people relatively unsophisticated compared to the Americans with whom I grew up. A real treat. Friendly, helpful, polite as can be and not because I was armed which I wasn't. That was just their nature in my experience.
Quite the experience for me, but I didn't have to fight though I was an 11 Bravo. That helped the experience. So did living for years in a neighborhood that changed ethnicity from round eyes to slant eyes as I eventually settled down, somewhat. I sold them lots of honey from my bees, they thought the store stuff was adulterated. The neighbor across the street wanted to buy 'royal jelly' from my bees, he thought it would increase his sex drive! Nice quiet bunch. I don't know what they thought of us with our hot rods but they never called the cops and didn't hide the children when we were working on cars and sipping beer in the garage with country and rock and roll on the stereo.
Anyway, as I said, what I wrote was just an insight that simply increased my understanding of people and aided my ability to get along with them.
So anon, I know my letters are a bit out there at times, so am I, here in the desert, but my experience is good people come in all shapes and colors. Most of the time one has to take the first step and that can be a bit daunting but at my age, I'm over that. Ice breaking comes easily now. Thank goodness.
Hope I didn't hog too much space here, Roger.
Sorry Fred, another bee anecdote.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for explaining. Appreciated. Do go back to Vietnam today if you can/want to. It's a great place to be and not like back then anymore. Very fast growing economy especially in HCMC and the business women and men there are just as "sophisticated" as westerners today. Maybe still a bit behind in education but Vietnam just needs more time. But the eyelid comment was stupid 100yrs ago and is so today IMO. It has no impact on the soul or whatsoever. :)) As I said I've been there a long, long time and nice people are hard to find. And I've been to easily 30 countries so far

Anonymous said...

niceR (nicer people are hard to find)
The R was missing thanks to my stupid phone :)

Anonymous said...

Glad you made back to the world, especially with your head right.
Anon@ 10:31 I'm not surprised about the changes, but they're good and seem to be heading in the right direction. I always look forward to what you write about that place today.