Siemens logo is pictured at Siemens Healthineers headquarters in Erlangen near Nuremberg, Germany on October 7, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
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U.S. prosecutors have charged three Chinese nationals affiliated with a cyber-security company in China with hacking into Siemens AG, Trimble Inc and Moody's Analytics to steal business secrets.The defendants were identified as Wu Yingzhuo, Dong Hao and Xia Lei. The indictment said they were owners, employees and associates of Guangzhou Bo Yu Information Technology Company Ltd, a firm located in Guangzhou, in southern China, that offers cyber security services.However, the Justice Department's National Security Division participated in the case, according to the indictment.The indictment was filed in September, and the Chinese government has been aware of it, prosecutors said.A Siemens representative declined comment on the details of the hack, saying the company does not discuss "internal security matters".
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