DOJ to charge Chinese military personnel for cyber theft

Charges likely to allege theft of nuclear power plans

While cyber attacks continue to make the news for wreaking havoc on commercial targets, they are also frequently used in nation vs. nation espionage. These tactics can damage vital infrastructure or be employed to steal sensitive information from competing nations, but their confidential nature means they’re not as openly discussed as breaches that are perpetrated by independent agents.

But on May 19, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is expected to announce its intentions to hold individuals in the Chinese military accountable for such attacks, marking the first time it has publicly sought legal action against the cyber activity of foreign agents.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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