FBI charges Chinese national with distributing malware used in OPM hack

Stephanie Condon reports:

The FBI has filed charges against a Chinese malware broker named Yu Pingan, alleging that he provided hackers with malware, including the Sakula trojan, to breach multiple computer networks belonging to companies in the US.

The FBI alleges that Yu, also known as “GoldSun,” conspired with two unnamed hackers from around April 2011 through around January 2014 to maliciously target a group of US companies’ computer networks.

The complaint filed does not name which companies were targeted but notes that the different companies were headquartered in San Diego, California; Massachusetts; Los Angeles, California; and Arizona.

Read more on ZDNet.  The Sakula trojan has previously been linked to the OPM hack and massive Anthem hack.

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