Chinese Man Gets Death for Selling Documents on Encryption

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 2:36 PM

Huang Yu, a former computer technician at a Chinese research firm specializing in encryption, received $700.000 for providing the documents between two thousand two and two thousand eleven, CCTV said.

A Chinese man has been sentenced to death for selling 150.000 classified documents that revealed key secrets about military and government data encryption to an unidentified foreign spy agency, state broadcaster CCTV said Tuesday.

Huang Yu, a former computer technician at a Chinese research firm specializing in encryption, received $700.000 for providing the documents between two thousand two and two thousand eleven, CCTV said.

It didn't declare when Huang, forty-one, was tried on the espionage charge. The case was publicized as portion of a national campaign to lift public awareness about state security following China'south first national security education day last Friday.

CCTV said Huang leaked highly classified national secrets and caused "immeasurable" damage to the security of encrypted communications used by multiple departments within the ruling Communist Party, the government, the military and the financial sector.

Huang began leaking secrets in revenge for destitute performance evaluations that eventually got him fired by the company in two thousand-fourth, CCTV said. After leaving the firm, he used his wife, brother-in-law and former colleagues to pilfer more classified documents and traveled repeatedly to Southeast Asia to trade them for cash, the state broadcaster said. Huang'south wife was sentenced to five years in prison and his brother-in-law to three years for their involvement, it said.

Huang was shown with his head shaved and dressed in prison garb discussing his case on television. He urged others aiding foreign countries in spying against China to turn themselves in.

"It'south better for your family and for you," he said.

Following Huang'south arrest, twenty-nine people at his former workplace were given administrative penalties, indicating inspectors had determined that the firm failed to safe its classified work, CCTV said.

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