Chinese and Malaysian hackers charged by US over attacks

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged five Chinese and two Malaysian men with hacking more than 100 companies.The two Malaysian businessman “conspired” with two of the Chinese hackers to target the video games industry in particular, the DoJ said.They would obtain in-game items and currencies by fraud, hacking or other means, and sell on the digital items for real money, it added.Both Malaysian men have been arrested.The five Chinese men were “fugitives” in China, the DoJ added. The US does not have an extradition treaty with China.The other…

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