The Justice Department today announced an indictment against five Chinese military personnel, who they say engaged in hacking operations against several major US corporations to steal proprietary information.
Though couched as a military operation by US officials, the allegations amount to industrial espionage, not military espionage, and centered on efforts to steal trade secrets for Chinese companies.
The Justice Department is demanding China capture the five soldiers and send them to the US for trial. China, naturally, isn’t going to do that, and is denying any knowledge of the situation.
The allegations of Chinese government personnel using government assets to carry out industrial espionage is similar to allegations the US is itself facing in the NSA scandal, with NSA personnel accused of doing the same thing to private companies in Germany and Brazil, among other nations.
The big difference is that so far the names of specific NSA people involved have never been publicized, so no charges were ever filed. China’s reaction, much like the Obama Administration’s, is to issue a blanket denial.
9 thoughts on “US Charges Five Chinese Military Hackers With Industrial Espionage”
Is the US claiming these men are to be singled out and held responsible for the action of the busy bevy of Chinese Hackers or that China has more Snowdens and NSA operatives than the US does?
US harassing China and Russia at the same time is surely not a good move.
The USG spies on every country on this planet where it has interests.
It also spies and illegally collects personal information on its own
citizens. To have this corrupt junta government in DC complain of
industrial espionage is absurd.
Did the Justice Dept. say that "China" was caught engaging in commercial espionage on America? For a minute, I swear I thought I heard them say, "Israel".
yet israel gets off free
The United States government complaining that others engage in spying and hacking operations? You’re kidding me, right? This must be joke? This can’t possibly be serious?
Hypocrisy and lies have become the hallmarks of US foreign policy.
And the NSA has NEVER used its spying for the benefit of US companies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Really do they expect the Chinese to hand over their soldiers, of course they could show that they are willing to hand over SPIES that break other countries laws, how many CIA personnel does Italy want sent back to serve their sentences for activities committed on Italian soil,
Sauce for the Goose!
Why hasn't this useless AG indicted General Hayden, General Alexander and James Clapper for spying illegally on the American people.
Does this mean that CHINA can now bring charges against the CIA, NSA and White House Officials for spying on ALMOST EVERYONE?
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