(Reuters) - A U.S. grand jury indicted five Chinese military officers on cyber spying charges. The indictment unsealed on Monday said they worked for the People Liberation Army's Unit 61398, a signals intelligence group known by Western cybersecurity researchers as APT1.
The following is a list of names and aliases of the accused and some of the allegations against them:
- Wang Dong, aka UglyGorilla or Jack Wang: Accused of hacking into U.S. Steel Corp at time it was in litigation with Chinese steel firms.
- Sun Kailiang, aka Jack Sun: Accused of stealing nuclear power plant designs from Westinghouse Electric Co when the firm was in negotiations over construction of four plants in China.
- Wen Xinyu, aka WinXYHappy: Accused of hacking into the network of a subsidiary of SolarWorld AG with at least one other hacker and stealing information on finances, production capacity, cost structure and business strategy.
- Huang Zhenyu: Accused of managing hacking infrastructure and creating a secret database for an unnamed state-owned steelmaker that held intelligence about competitors.
- Gu Chunhui, aka KandyGoo: Accused of managing hacking infrastructure and also testing spear phishing messages used to infect PCs.
(Reporting by Jim Finkle; Editing by Grant McCool)