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US To Charge Chinese Military Employees With Hacking 225

Posted by samzenpus
from the don't-hack-me-bro dept.
jfruh (300774) writes "The U.S. federal government will announce today indictments of several employees of the Chinese military with hacking into computers to steal industrial secrets. The indictments will be the first of their kind against employees of a foreign government. 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."
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US To Charge Chinese Military Employees With Hacking

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  • by captainpanic (1173915) on Monday May 19, 2014 @09:44AM (#47038173)

    At least that makes for a bulletproof court case: NSA files show that the data is now stored on a Chinese government computer... Oh, wait.

  • by pla (258480) on Monday May 19, 2014 @10:01AM (#47038317) Journal
    Next up is sanctions against the individuals in question. No more iPhones for you!

    I can hear the quote from Zhang Gaoli already: "After analyzing the sanctions against our military officers, I suggest to the USA to make their iPads using cardboard and trained fireflies".

    Oh, wait, China makes most of the world's cardboard, too. Hmm... Woven cat hairballs? I think we still have at least some domestic production of those, if Fluffy hasn't outsourced it to a Mexican Hairless (don't ask) yet...
  • by Lumpy (12016) on Monday May 19, 2014 @10:06AM (#47038349) Homepage

    Someone sent the DOJ a copy of "team america" and they believe it is their new mission.

  • by jeff13 (255285) on Monday May 19, 2014 @10:29AM (#47038523) Homepage

    Do you here that? It's the sound of a billion people on the other side of the world loling.

  • by lister king of smeg (2481612) on Monday May 19, 2014 @10:54AM (#47038731)

    Likely it will just be "John/Jane Doe" indictments.

    So we will be charging no suspect and prosecute them in absentia where they will have no defense, as such it is a forgone conclusion that they will be found guilty, so what is that plan have convictions made up with a "insert name here..." line? Yeah I feel safe living in country that thinks this is fine...

    And beyond the obvious dubiousness of these proceedings isn't this a major pot calling the kettle black situation after everything Snowden has showed us in the past year of the NSA spying, hack/cracking, emplanting of back doors, stealing foreign secrets. We have no moral high ground to stand on in this fight.

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