US charges five Chinese army officials with cyber-espionage

Criminal charges are to be filed against five people who allegedly worked for a part of the People's Liberation Army known as Unit 61398 in Shanghai, unnamed US officials said ahead of an announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder Monday. The Chinese hackers allegedly stole trade secrets from  six US firms designing  nuclear power stations and solar panel systems on behalf of a foreign government worth billions of dollars.  This is the first known international cyber-espionage case.

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