Cyber Crackdown

Published 05/19 2014 11:42PM

Updated 05/19 2014 11:46PM

Prosecutors are in the middle of a series of cyber crime crackdowns. So far, they nabbed more than 90 people after shutting down two separate operations. One of them involved Chinese officers spying on US companies. The other targeted people and their personal computers.
It's a milestone in the fight to stop cyber espionage. Attorney General Eric Holder announced charges against five Chinese officials for hacking into American companies to steal trade secrets. The hackers are believed to be officers of the People's Liberation Army in China. China quickly responded, saying that China is itself a victim of U.S. cyber spying, calling the accusations "purely fictitious" and "extremely absurd." Holder still hopes to extradite the accused hackers to face prosecution in the U.S...The justice department is also working with police agencies in 17 countries around the world for a separate cybercrime crackdown.

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