Chinese man accused of hacking for US defense data

Aug 16, 2014

A federal grand jury has charged a Chinese businessman with a computer hacking scheme to steal information on military projects, including fighter jets, to sell to Chinese companies.

City News Service says Su Bin was indicted Thursday on charges of conspiracy and unauthorized computer access. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors say Su, working with two other Chinese, hacked the computers of defense contractors, including Boeing, and stole on projects including the C-17 military transport and the F-22 and F-35 . They're accused of trying to sell the information to state-owned Chinese companies.

Su is held in Canada, where he was arrested in June. It's not clear whether he has an attorney.

The indictment replaces earlier federal charges against him.

Explore further: Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

Jul 12, 2014

U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of its latest ...

US slaps Briton with fresh hacking charges

Feb 27, 2014

The United States on Thursday slapped two extra charges against a British man accused of hacking into thousands of US government computer systems, officials said.

Charges: Russian stole data from restaurants, zoo

Jul 08, 2014

A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Western Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo, U.S. authorities allege.

Recommended for you

Report: Better shields needed for private tax data

8 minutes ago

Federal investigators say the IRS and the states should improve how they protect the security of confidential tax information of people getting benefits under the 2010 health care law.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

Oct 22, 2014

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

User comments : 0