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news conference: Manuel Balce Ceneta / The Associated Press Beginning about four years ago, Zhu and Zhang waged an intrusion campaign to gain access to computers and networks of managed service providers for businesses and governments around the world, the indictment says, according to Toronto Star. Such providers are private firms that manage clients' information by furnishing servers, storage, networking, consulting and information-technology support. In an indictment unsealed Thursday, prosecutors say Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong were acting on behalf of China's main intelligence agency to pilfer information from several countries.A poster displayed during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 20 shows two Chinese citizens suspected to be with the group AP 10 carrying out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from U.S. companies. Breaking into one such computer system can provide a route into multiple customers' data; the hackers breached the computers of enterprises involved in activities ranging from banking and telecommunications to mining and health care, say the papers filed in U.S. District Court. They purportedly broke into computers belonging to or providing services to companies in at least 12 countries, including Canada. The indictment says Zhu and Zhang are members of a group operating in China known as Advanced Persistent Threat 10. ( As reported in the news.