Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., center, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, speaks with Gen. Chen Bingde, Chief of the General Staff of the Republic of China People’s Liberation Army, during a tour of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126.
Five members of the Chinese military have been accused of hacking into major US corporations, stealing trade secrets in actions that US Attorney General Eric Holder said the “United States categorically denounces.”
The companies, ranging from Alcoa to Westinghouse, were allegedly attacked by five members of the People’s Liberation Army between 2006 to 2014. The stolen trade secrets are connected to everything from nuclear to renewable energy, according to an indictment unsealed Monday (PDF).
“We must say, ‘enough is enough,'” Holder said at a news conference.
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