The United States has charged two Chinese hackers with, among other things, stealing data from research into a corona vaccine.
The spies are said to have invaded hundreds of companies around the world, including firms that supply Defense. Governments were also targeted, US media report.
During their years of cyber espionage, the two Chinese gathered a considerable amount of information about weapon designs, medical research and relevant software codes.
The indictment does not mention the names of victims, but the duo stole computers in the United States, Great Britain, Australia and Germany, among others.
According to the Americans, there was a line between the Chinese and the Chinese Ministry of Security, the foreign intelligence service.