Category: FBI Nat’l Press Release

Two Chinese Hackers Charged in Global Computer Intrusion Campaign

FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich delivered remarks during a press conference at the Department of Justice announcing charges against two Chinese hackers for their roles in a global computer intrusion campaign targeting intellectual property and confidential business information, including COVID-19 research. Original Source

Two Chinese Hackers Working with the Ministry of State Security Charged with Global Computer Intrusion Campaign Targeting Intellectual Property and Confidential Business Information, Including COVID-19 Research

Two nationals of the People’s Republic of China have been indicted for allegedly hacking into the computer systems of hundreds of victim companies, governments, non-governmental organizations, and individual dissidents, clergy, and democratic and human rights activists in the U.S. and abroad. Original Source

Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Launch of Operation Legend

Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Operation Legend, a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative across all federal law enforcement agencies working in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight the sudden surge of violent crime, beginning in Kansas City, Missouri. Original Source

Seeking Information on Individuals Inciting Violence During First Amendment-Protected Peaceful Demonstrations

To help us identify actors who are actively instigating violence in the wake of George Floyd’s death—interfering with the rights and safety of First Amendment-protected peaceful demonstrators, as well as all other citizens—the FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting violent encounters surrounding the civil unrest that is happening throughout the country at fbi.gov/violence.