Department of Justice Calls Out Chinese ISPYs

The US Department of Justice has announced the arrest of a Chinese professor and the indictment of five other Chinese nationals over an alleged plot to steal trade secrets from two electronics manufacturers which design delicate electronic parts for iPhones.
According to a 32-count indictment unsealed by the DoJ on Tuesday, the group were part of a nine-year plot to obtain US trade secrets for universities and companies controlled by the Chinese government.
They included professor Hao Zhang, a professor at Tianjin University in China who was arrested on Saturday at Los Angeles international airport after arriving to attend a scientific conference. It was the third time in as many years that US authorities have made accusations of economic espionage conducted on behalf of China.



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