Identity of NSA hacker behind cyberattack on China’s leading aviation university identified; to be disclosed in due course: source

Yuan Hong reports:

During the investigation of the cyberattack against Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), a leading Chinese aviation university, China has successfully extracted multiple samples of the spyware named SecondDate, and with the collaborative efforts of partners in various countries, the real identity of the US’ National Security Agency (NSA) personnel responsible for launching the cyberattack on NPU has been successfully identified, Global Times learnt from National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center (CVERC) and Chinese internet security company 360 on Thursday.


Relevant sources have told the Global Times that the real identities of individuals involved in NSA’s cyberattacks will be disclosed through the media in due course. It is believed that this will once again draw global attention to the US government’s indiscriminate cyberattacks on other countries.

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