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Document: Indictment of Former Air Force Intelligence Officer Monica Witt

On Wednesday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia unsealed a seven-count indicment charging former Air Force counterintelligence specialist Monica Witt and four Iranian co-defendants under the Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The indictment is posted in full below.


Document: Justice Department Charges Chinese Intelligence Officers and Recruits in Commercial Hacking Conspiracy

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment in the Southern District of California charging 10 defendants, including Chinese intelligence officers and their recruits, in two conspiracies to steal sensitive commercial aerospace information and technology from American companies in violation of provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The full indictment is below. 

North Korea

The North Korean Hacker Charges: Line-Drawing as a Necessary but not Sufficient Part of Deterrence

The Justice Department's charging last week of a North Korean hacker is a step in the right direction toward establishing redlines for hostile cyber operations and, thus, a contribution to the larger project of building a deterrence architecture.


Document: Justice Department Charges North Korean Spy for Sony, Bangladesh Bank, and WannaCry Cyberattacks

On Thursday, the Justice Department filed a criminal complaint in the Central District of California against North Korean spy Park Jin Hyok. He is charged with violating 18 U.S.C. §371 and 18 U.S.C. §1349 by engaging in various conspiracies, including the 2014 hacking of Sony Pictures, the 2016 Bangladesh central bank hacking, and the 2017 WannaCry attacks. The charging document is below. 


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