The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist
The U.S. Justice Department issued an indictment on Monday charging five Chinese military officers with hacking into the computer networks of American companies and stealing proprietary information. The move — which was swiftly repudiated by the Chinese government — “represents the first ever charges against a state actor” for hacking, Attorney General Eric Holder said. According to the indictment, the infiltrations began in 2006 and targeted organizations including Westinghouse Electric, U.S. Steel and the United Steel Workers Union. Los Angeles Times
Of course they are… but so is the NSA we are told by people who would know. So the solution is for companies to have real serious cyber security, which is not so difficult really, … and then to get the spy chips out of the hardware. Good luck with that.