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Major Win for U.S. Justice Department Over Foreign Hackers

After coming under significant criticism recently, the U.S. Department of Justice has finally had the win that it needed.  The Department of Justice has indicted a number of foreign hackers in recent years, sadly though most of them are unexpected to ever see the inside of a Federal courtroom.  Most recently the Department of Justice indicted North Korean hacker Park Jin Hyok, who the North Korean Government denies even exists.  On April 1st of this year in a joint effort with Belgian authorities, U.S. Federal agents lured Chinese agent Yanjun Xu to Belgium where he was arrested.  This week Xu, also known as Qu Hui and Zhang Hui, was extradited to the U.S. to stand trial for economic espionage.  Xu is believed to be behind attacks on U.S. aerospace and aeronautics firms to steal intellectual property.  This marks the first time that a Chinese agent has been brought to the U.S. to stand trial.  China will likely not take this turn of events lightly, nor will this likely do anything to slow the number of cyber-attacks and attempts at economic and industrial espionage by Chinese threat actors.