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Chinese National Charged In Trading OPM Hack Malware

Law360, Washington (August 28, 2017, 8:46 PM EDT) -- A Chinese national is facing charges of conspiracy and computer hacking related to allegations he dealt in a rare malicious software tool linked to major breaches at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and Anthem, according to court documents unsealed last week in California federal court.

Yu Pingan, a Shanghai resident described by prosecutors as a malware broker operating under the alias “GoldSun,” is accused of distributing malicious software, including an uncommon malware tool called “Sakula,” to a group of unnamed Chinese co-conspirators who allegedly installed...
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