Chinese Business Man Accused Of Hacking Into U.S Companies

 F-22 and the F-35

A Chinese businessman named Su Bin(49) allegedly hacked 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 fighter jets. Su Bin, is the owner of a Chinese aviation technology company.

Su Bin worked in cahoots with two unnamed Chinese hackers to get the data between 2009 and 2013, and Su attempted to sell some of the information to state-owned Chinese companies.They gained complete information of  fighter jets such as the F-22 and the F-35 as well as Boeing's C-17 military cargo aircraft program, according to court papers. 

U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Marc Raimondi said, "We remain deeply concerned about cyber-enabled theft of sensitive information, and 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."

Boeing said in a statement that the company cooperated with investigators and will continue to do so to hold accountable "individuals who perpetrate economic espionage or trade secret theft against U.S. companies."

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that both the federal personnel office and the Department of Homeland Security took steps to mitigate any risk as soon as they learned about the possible intrusion.

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