Officials: China cyber sanctions could come next week

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WASHINGTON DC — Sanctions against China for cyberattacks on the U.S. private sector could come as early as next week, U.S. officials told CNN Friday.

The package of penalties on individuals and commercial entities believed to be responsible for the attacks has been in the works for months, and a government official familiar with the process confirmed to CNN earlier this week that they were getting a serious look.

Still, the officials emphasized Friday, no final decision has been reached.

By Tal Kopan and Jim Sciutto