US indictment of 5 PLA staffers for hacking

From the Financial Times:

US to charge Chinese military officers with cyber spying

The US has filed criminal charges against five Chinese military officers, alleging they hacked into the computer systems of five US companies and a labour union to steal trade secrets, the first time Washington has singled out a foreign government for such offences.

The move provoked an immediate reaction from the Chinese government, statements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and multiple editorials in the state-owned press. Social media reaction was censored and muted, but what there is mostly sees the US indictment as hypocrisy, with Edward Snowden’s exposure of NSA practices cited as evidence.

There has been little discussion of the distinction the US seeks to draw between espionage for defense purposes and commercial spying.

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