Looking at Chinese military hacking, we figured out that they were using free email services backed by American investors. By way of the Cayman Islands. It’s a little complicated but I was able to work Wang Dong into the story…
American investors are unknowingly making it easier for Chinese hackers and other online criminals to hide from authorities here, the Tribune-Review has learned.
Chinese military hackers, accused of stealing corporate secrets, routinely use free email service providers based in their country — beyond the reach of the FBI and American courts.
Wang Dong, a military hacker on the FBI’s cyber most-wanted list, set up an account with the handle “UglyGorilla” on China’s 163.com. That free email service is provided by the Chinese partner of Cayman Islands-based NetEase, which trades on the Nasdaq under the trading symbol NTES and has outstanding shares valued at nearly $10 billion.