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US charges Chinese officials in cyberspying case

 

WASHINGTON - The United States, accusing China of vast business spying, charged five military officials on Monday with hacking into US companies to steal vital trade secrets in a case intensifying already-rising tensions between the international economic giants.

 

The Chinese targeted big-name American makers of nuclear and solar technology, stealing confidential business information, sensitive trade secrets and internal communications for competitive advantage, according to a grand jury indictment that the Justice Department said should be a national "wake-up call" about cyber intrusions. (AP)