US accuses China of cyber-espionage on American companies | News | DW.DE | 19.05.2014
The United States has indicted five Chinese military officials on cyber-espionage charges. The individuals are accused of hacking into six US companies and stealing trade secrets, the Justice Department said.A US grand jury on Monday filed charges against the five Chinese military personnel alleging they stole secrets from companies in the nuclear power, metals and solar products industries in order to benefit Chinese state-owned companies. The charges say the China-based alleged hackers broke into US computers to gain a competitive advantage and damage companies.Wake-up call'
Holder described the charges as the first of their kind against state actors, saying they should serve as a "wake-up call."Aside from the fact that Holder is getting his moment of fame to actually look like he's doing something... China needs to be slapped on the nose. it's doing government sponsored cyber terrorism for a long time now and it's not even sorry. It doesn't even care if you know or if you don't know.China rejects allegations
The country's Foreign Ministry on Monday criticized the US indictment, saying it would "damage Sino-American cooperation and mutual trust."
Honestly, it's a really scary thing, this China. It's invading other nations territorial waters like it does now in Vietnam. It presses claims it has no right to. It sponsored cyber terrorism. It encourages corruption in africa by offering cheap loans to african countries so they don't take EU and USA money which has strings attached to govt reforms for democracy. It's not a good country and has no interest in fair play in a fair world. And these cyber terrorism attacks just prove it more and more.
And ofc, they're not really the only ones. Depending on whether you believe Snowden or not:
And ofc the whole NSA scandal... the internet is becoming a very dangerous playground for hacking attacks between nations.China says it is the victim of similar attacks from the US. The country's military is believed to be among the main targets for the US National Security Agency and US Cyber Command. News reports based on documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the US for years spied on Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.
The US has also been accused of conducting economic espionage abroad, including spying on Brazilian oil giant Petrobras.