5 Chinese nationals charged in mega hacking scheme, Indian govt networks hit: US

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacking over a 100 companies and institutions in America and abroad, including the Indian government’s networks, and stealing valuable software data and business intelligence. Deputy US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen on Wednesday announced that three indictments have been unsealed in the matter that collectively…

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

WASHINGTON: The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including social media and video game companies as well as universities and telecommunications providers, officials said Wednesday. The five defendants remain fugitives, but prosecutors say two Malaysian businessmen charged with conspiring…

Indian, Chinese militaries hold Brigade Commander-level interaction in eastern Ladakh

NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese militaries on Sunday held another round of talks in eastern Ladakh in an attempt to calm tensions even as the situation remained “delicate” with both sides further rushing in additional troops and weapons following last week’s confrontations, government sources said. The nearly four-hour brigade commander-level interaction near Chushul could not…

Chinese counterpart wants to meet, Rajnath non-committal

NEW DELHI: Amid anger in Beijing over Indian Army occupying strategic heights in the Ladakh region, defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday refrained from committing himself to a meeting sought by his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of the meeting of defence ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Moscow. Sources here said…

US targets Chinese individuals, firms amid South China Sea dispute

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday blacklisted 24 Chinese companies and targeted a number of individuals it said were part of construction and military actions related to disputed islands in the South China Sea. The US Commerce Department said the two dozen companies played a “role in helping the Chinese military construct and militarize the…

‘Chinese female Jesus’ worries Naga church

GUWAHATI: The Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) has cautioned all Baptist associations under it in the Christian-majority state to ‘shield’ from the Eastern Lightning cult of China that teaches that Jesus has come back to Earth as a woman named Yang Xiangbin, also called Lightning Deng. The cult was founded in China in 1991 and…

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