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U.S. DOJ charges five members of Chinese army with hacking US groups

Grant Gross | May 20, 2014
The defendants stole trade secrets from Westinghouse Electric, United States Steel and other companies, the DOJ says.

Representatives of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., didn't immediately respond to a request for comments on the charges.

Heading off potential criticism that the U.S. government also engages in surveillance, Holder denied that it engages in cyberespionage on behalf of U.S. business interests. "This is a tactic that the U.S. government categorically denounces. As President Obama has said on numerous occasions, we do not collect intelligence to provide a competitive advantage to U.S. companies, or U.S. commercial sectors," he said.

 

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