U.S. set to charge Chinese military officials with hacking
Five people said to work for the Chinese People's Liberation Army are expected to be charged with hacking later Monday
IDG News Service - The U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to charge Chinese military officials with hacking US companies to obtain trade secrets.
The hacking charges, against five people alleged to work for the Chinese People's Liberation Army, would be the first against officials of another state.
Among the trade secrets allegedly stolen by the accused are information about a nuclear power plant design and a solar panel company's cost and pricing data, according to the Journal. The alleged hackers are said to work for the PLA's Unit 61398 in Shanghai, the newspaper reported.
The charges are the latest round in battle for influence and information between China and the U.S. Earlier this year, reports accused the U.S. National Security Agency of spying on Chinese network equipment manufacturer Huawei Technologies.
Peter Sayer covers open source software, European intellectual property legislation and general technology breaking news for IDG News Service. Send comments and news tips to Peter at email@example.com.
- Step Out of the Bull's-Eye Learn about the evolution of targeted attacks, the latest in security intelligence, and strategic steps to keep your business safe.
- Using Cyber Insurance and Cybercrime Data to Limit Your Business Risk This paper examines the challenges of understanding cyber risks, the importance of having the right cyber risk intelligence, and how to use this...
- 5 Tips to Secure Small Business Backdoors in the Enterprise Supply Chain This paper examines the insecurity of the small businesses in the supply chain and offers tips to close those backdoors into the enterprise.
- Comprehensive Advanced Threat Defense The hot topic in the information security industry these days is "Advanced Threat Defense" (ATD). This paper describes a comprehensive, network-based approach to...
- Live Webcast Security Vulnerabilities Associated With Having Local Administrator Privileges Viewfinity will demonstrate how removing admin rights and granularly managing privileges at the application level reduces the attack surface.
- Security Vulnerabilities Associated With Having Local Administrator Privileges Viewfinity will demonstrate how removing admin rights and granularly managing privileges at the application level reduces the attack surface.
- What Does it Take to Deliver a Superior Customer Experience? The Two Top-Rated Online Retailers, B&H Photo and Crutchfield Electronics, Share Their Secrets Discuss practical CX tools and service methods such as contact center agents and the use of realtime speech analytics to help contact center... All Cybercrime and Hacking White Papers | Webcasts