Chinese hackers stole millions worth of US Covid relief money, Secret Service says
Chinese hackers have stolen tens of millions of dollars worth of U.S. COVID relief benefits since 2020, the Secret Service said on Monday. The Secret Service declined to provide any additional details but confirmed a report by NBC News that said the Chinese hacking team that is reportedly responsible is known within the security research community as APT41 or Winnti. APT41 is a prolific cybercriminal group that had conducted a mix of government-…
US Secret Service accuses Chinese government-linked hackers of stealing $20 million in Covid relief
Chinese government-linked hackers have stolen at least $20 million in US government coronavirus relief funds, a US Secret Service spokesperson told CNN Monday -- the first time the agency has connected Covid-19 fraud to hackers affiliated with a foreign government.
China hackers stole millions in US Covid relief money, Secret Service says
Service confirmed a media report that the hackers reportedly responsible are known as APT41 or Winnti, a prolific cybercriminal group; several members have been indicted in recent years for spying.
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