U.S. to file espionage charges against Chinese hackers

Chinese to be named are current members of Beijing's military establishment.
China Hackers

by cbsnews.com | May 19, 2014


The U.S. government is about to up the stakes in an ongoing cyber war with foreign electronic enemies.

CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports that on Monday morning, Attorney General Eric Holder will announce the first-ever economic espionage charges against hackers working for a foreign government.

The Justice Department’s indictment will target China, sources say, with specific individuals expected to be named. CBS News has been told pictures of the suspects will be published.

A source told the Associated Press the Chinese to be named are current members of Beijing’s military establishment. The source did not identify the companies or industries with which they were engaged.

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