// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Chinese businessman charged with hacking to steal U.S. military data

Chinese businessman charged with hacking to steal U.S. military data

PanARMENIAN.Net - U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of Boeing and other firms with large defence contracts, BBC News reported.

Su Bin, who was arrested in Canada last month, is accused of working with two other suspects to steal data about military projects and sell it to China.

Prosecutors said Su was targeting information about fighter jets, military cargo aircraft and weapons.

A 2013 U.S. report identified industrial spying from China as a growing threat.

There has been no specific allegation of involvement by the Chinese government in Su's case, but the U.S. has accused China of systematically stealing American high-tech data for its national gain.

The U.S. Department of Justice recently indicted five Chinese military officers for hacking into U.S. businesses - charges dismissed by China as a fabrication.

Su reportedly runs a Chinese aviation technology company with an office in Canada. He was detained on June 28while trying to gain Canadian citizenship, U.S. authorities said. They allege that he and his co-conspirators have been trying to sell the stolen data to state-owned firms in China.

The justice department said it "remained deeply concerned about cyber-enabled theft of sensitive information".

"We have repeatedly made it clear that the United States will continue using all the tools our government possesses to strengthen cyber-security and confront cyber-crime," spokesman Marc Raimondi said.

Boeing released a statement saying it was co-operating with the U.S. authorities to hold accountable "individuals who perpetrate economic espionage or trade secret theft against U.S. companies".

Su is scheduled to appear in court for a bail hearing next week.

 Top stories
Triada Studio's imagination stirring puzzle Shadowmatic was named among Google Play’s Best Innovative Games of 2017.
Most long-haul diesel trucks are priced around $120,000 and cost tens of thousands of dollars to operate each year.
62% of the population uses the Internet in Armenia, more than 64% of households own a computer and 60% has access to Internet.
The application enables users to modify photos in the style of prominent Armenian artists such as Martiros Saryan, Minas Avetisyan
Partner news