Chinese officials to face hacking charges

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

The charges will be the first of their kind filed against these officials.

The U.S. Justice Department is filing charges against five Chinese officials, accusing them of hacking into U.S. industrial companies to spy and steal secrets, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.

(CNN) - The U.S. Justice Department is filing charges against five Chinese officials, accusing them of hacking into U.S. industrial companies to spy and steal secrets, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.

These will be the first ever charges against Chinese state officials for what the U.S. says is a widespread problem, the officials told CNN.

One U.S. official said U.S. trade unions and steel companies are among the entities hacked. The investigation has been going on for several years, the official added.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was expected to officially announce the charges and release more details later Monday, according to NBC News and ABC News.


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