Cybersecurity and IP lawyers say the Justice Department’s (DOJ) indictment of a team of Chinese intelligence officers and hackers for allegedly stealing jet engine manufacturing trade secrets from U.S. and French companies is a wake-up call for American businesses.

On Tuesday, the Justice Department charged Zhang Zhang-Gui, Zha Rong, Chai Meng, Liu Chunliang, Gao Hong Kun, Zhuang Xizowei, Ma Zhiqi, Li Xiao, Gu Gen and Tian Xi with conspiracy to damage protected computers, conspiracy to obtain information and damaging protected computers, in a superseding indictment in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

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