Chinese malware broker behind US hacks is now teaching computer skills in China


The malware Yu Pingan provided in the conspiracy included a rare software tool called Sakula that granted hackers remote control over computers.

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) – A Chinese malware broker who was sentenced in the United States this year for dealing in malicious software linked to major hacks is back at his old workplace: teaching high-school computer courses, including one on Internet security.

Mr Yu Pingan, who spent 18 months in a San Diego federal detention centre, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer hacking.

The high school instructor was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in August 2017 upon arriving with a group of teachers to observe a US university.

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