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It is not every day that remorseful confessions over lapsed adherence to the Five Precepts of Buddhism help researchers identify a hacker.
In early 2012, hacker Zhang Changhe admitted, on Chinese social network Kaixin001, to breaking all Five Precepts of Buddhism.
Sexual misconduct, lying, and drinking aside, Zhang Changhe wrote that he also stole "continuously and shamelessly," though he hoped that he could stop stealing in the future.
Turns out that Zhang Changhe runs a botnet. (Perhaps that is what he was alluding to when he spoke of stealing "continuously and shamelessly"?)
Two security researchers, Dell SecureWorks's Joe Stewart and a 33-year-old blogger called "Cyb3rsleuth", claim that Zhang Changhe also reportedly works for the Chinese army and teaches at PLA Information Engineering University, a center for electronic intelligence, comparable to the US's National Security Agency's university.