Free Market Evaluation - Send us your resume and we will give you free feedback
Disbarred Attorney Caught Stealing Again
Disbarred Attorney Caught Stealing Again
Students Protest Gun Laws…with Dildos
Students Protest Gun Laws…with Dildos
Senate Candidate Sacrifices Goat, Drinks Its Blood
Senate Candidate Sacrifices Goat, Drinks Its Blood
Milberg Axes 32 Employees
Milberg Axes 32 Employees
Legal Job Listings
Download PDF

Five Chinese Military Officers Charged with Hacking into American Companies View Count: 203

Washington Officials have argued for years over cyber espionage, it is one of the nation’s top national security concerns because foreign hackers have stolen secrets from defense contractors as well as technology secrets that could possibly threaten U.S. prosperity.


 job title, keywords


 city, state, zip

In the toughest action taken by Washington to address cyber spying, according to Reuters, a U.S. grand jury has indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking into American companies for information on nuclear plant design, solar manufacturing and other secrets. The U.S. companies involved are in nuclear energy, steel manufacturing and solar energy.

China denied the charges and said that they were “made up,” and this would damage trust between the two nations. Reuters has reported that the Chinese foreign ministry has said that it would suspend the activities of a Sino-U.S. Internet working group.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

According to the L.A. Times, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said at a news conference in Washington that the hacked companies and organizations included U.S. Steel Corp., Westinghouse, Alcoa, Allegheny Technologies, the United Steel Workers Union and U.S. subsidiaries of Solar World, a German company.

Officials have declined to estimate the size of the losses to the U.S. companies at issue, but said they were “significant.” Frank Asbeck, Solar World CEO said in a statement according to Reuters that, “We are happy that the American government is taking the initiative now and we support the U.S. authorities’ investigations to investigate this under criminal law.”

Monica Orbe, an Alcoa spokeswoman said that, “To our knowledge, no material information was compromised.” Reuters has also reported that U.S. Steel declined to comment on the issue.

“This is a case alleging economic espionage by members of the Chinese military…to advantage state-owned companies and other interests in China,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reported at a recent press conference, according to the National Post.

Image credit:

Five Chinese Military Officers Charged with Hacking into American Companies by

Tagged: , , , ,

Jaan Posted by on May 19, 2014. Filed under Breaking News,Crime,Home,World News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.



Related Posts: