Written by Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team
Kim Peretti, co-chair of the firm’s Security Incident Management & Response Team, was interviewed by Wall Street Journal Live on the impact of the U.S. Department of Justice announcing charges against five Chinese military workers, accusing them of hacking several U.S. companies for trade secrets. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday, May 19 this first-of-its-kind criminal case alleging economic espionage against a foreign government official.
Peretti, a former senior litigator for the Justice Department’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, believes this is a significant event and sends the message that the government is willing to pursue nation-state actors and indict them criminally for their cyber espionage activities.
Visit WSJ Live to watch Peretti’s interview.