China paid double agent in Bitcoin for secret files, US government claims

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By Darren Parkin Documents released by the US Department of Justice allege that Chinese intelligence officers paid bribes in Bitcoin to a US government employee in order to steal documents from the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. The documents related to an ongoing criminal investigation and prosecution of a China-based telecommunications company believed to be Huawei. Unknown to the Chinese agents, however, the employee was an FBI double agent. People’s Republic of China spies Guochun He and Zheng Wang are charged with attempting to obstruct the criminal prosecution…

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