Eric Holder

The Justice Department announced Monday that the U.S. is charging Chinese officials with cyber-espionage.

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports:

Five Chinese officials are wanted by the U.S. government for hacking into computers and stealing American trade secrets. Attorney General Eric Holder announcing the indictment...

(Holder) "Against five officers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army for serious cyber security breaches against six American victim companies."

Holder says the hackers targeted large companies, including Westinghouse and Alcoa, to give the Chinese government economic advantage.

This is the first time the U.S. government has moved to prosecute foreign officials for cyber-spying.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.