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Chinese businessman indicted for alleged role in hacking U.S. military

Chinese resident Su Bin has been indicted and faces up to 30 years for alleged hacking crimes related to stealing data from Boeing and Lockheed Martin

Michael Hatamoto | Aug 16, 2014 at 7:18 pm CDT (0 mins, 38 secs time to read)

Chinese national Su Bin has been indicted by a federal grand jury, allegedly working with two other hackers in their efforts to compromise Boeing. The trio stole information related to the F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, along with the C-17 military transport aircraft, and they wanted to sell the information to Chinese companies.

Chinese businessman indicted for alleged role in hacking U.S. military | TweakTown.com

If convicted of unauthorized computer access and conspiracy charges, Su faces up to 30 years in federal prison. The Chinese citizen is currently in Canadian custody and will likely be extradited to the United States to face prosecutors.

When people think of cybercrime, it's related more to state-sponsored hacking conducted by cyberattacks from criminals overseas. However, there are occasional incidents where attacks are launched from North America and the alleged suspects are caught.

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