U.S. Charges 5 Chinese Military Officials With Cyber Spying

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The United States has brought first-of-its kind cyber-espionage charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets.

According to the indictment, hackers targeted the U.S. nuclear power, metals and solar products industries. The hackers are accused of stealing trade secrets and economic espionage. And the alleged victims are brand-name companies including Alcoa and Westinghouse.
The charges have been described as unprecedented and dramatize a long-time Obama administration goal to prosecute state-sponsored cyber threats. Attorney General Eric Holder said the U.S. will not tolerate foreign government efforts to sabotage American companies.

CCTV’s Jessica Stone reports.

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U.S. Charges 5 Chinese Military Officials With Cyber Spying

U.S. Charges 5 Chinese Military Officials With Cyber Spying

The United States has brought first-of-its kind cyber-espionage charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets.
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This indictment comes after almost a year of revelations about U.S. spying based on documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. CCTV’s Jim Spellman investigates.

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The United States has brought first-of-its kind cyber-espionage charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets. The indictment comes after almost a year of revelations about U.S. spying based on documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. CCTV's Jim Spellman investigates.
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To discuss global cyber security and the U.S. charges against China, CCTV’s Elaine Reyes is joined by James Andrew Lewis, Director of the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic International Studies.

James Andrew Lewis on U.S.-China Cyber Spying Charges

James Andrew Lewis on U.S.-China Cyber Spying Charges

To discuss global cyber security and the U.S. charges against China, CCTV's Elaine Reyes is joined by James Andrew Lewis, Director of the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic International Studies.
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What further impact could the cyber spying charges have on U.S.-China relations? CCTV’s Elaine Reyes speaks to Zhou Jingxing, a former counsellor for the Chinese Embassy to the U.S.

Zhou Jingxing on Impact of U.S.-China Spying Charges

Zhou Jingxing on Impact of U.S.-China Spying Charges

What further impact could the cyber spying charges have on U.S.-China relations? CCTV's Elaine Reyes speaks to Zhou Jingxing, a former counsellor for the Chinese Embassy to the U.S.
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Meanwhile, the issue of cyber security has been the main topic of conversation at a conference in the U.S. state of Colorado. CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports.

Colorado Cyberspace Conference: Experts React to U.S.-China Cyber Spying Charges

Colorado Cyberspace Conference: Experts React to U.S.-China Cyber Spying Charges

The issue of cyber security has been the main topic of conversation at a conference in the U.S. state of Colorado. CCTV's Hendrik Sybrandy reports.
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LINK TO FBI.GOV WANTED POSTERS: http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/cyber

U.S. officials have accused China’s army and China-based hackers of launching attacks on American industrial and military targets, often to steal secrets or intellectual property. China has said that it faces a major threat from hackers, and the country’s military is believed to be among the biggest targets of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command.

Last September, President Barack Obama discussed cybersecurity issues on the sidelines of a summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang said on Monday that China strongly rebuts U.S. charging Chinese military officers with cyber spying, calling the move a grave violation of basic norms of international relations and demanding the charges to be dismissed immediately. Qin also said the charges are based on “fabricated facts”, “purely fictitious and extremely absurd”.

Story compiled with information from The Associated Press.

  • Gianni Truvianni

    I guess the US does not tolerate having done on to them what they do on to others

  • DAE

    Silly PR stunt. Does anyone take this seriously?