This morning,t he US charged five members of the Chinese military with cyber economic espionage and computer hacking. US Attorney General Eric Holder made the announcement at a press conference in Washington, "Today we are announcing an indictment against five officers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army for serious cyber security breaches against six American victim companies."
They're accused of hacking into the systems of American companies in an effort to steal trade secrets. The companies affected include Alcoa, Westinghouse Electric, Allegheny Technologies, Solar World and the United Steelworkers Union.
This marks the first time the US has brought such criminal charges against a foreign nation.
Siobhan Gorman writes about the case for the Wall Street Journal and joined Take Two to talk about it. For more, please click on the "listen now" button when the audio is posted.