Chinese People Admits Hacking US Defense Companies: Chinese nationals pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the hacking of Trade Secrets.
Chinese People Admits Hacking US Defense Companies
Su Bin, 50, charged in a 2014 indictment with hacking into the computer networks of Boeing and other contractors, as part of a scheme to steal plans for the F-22 and F-35 fighter jets and C-17 transport aircraft mainly.
In a plea agreement filed in a California federal court and told in the court- Su admitted to conspiring with two unnamed persons in China from October 2008 to March 2014 to gain unauthorized and illegal access to the computer networks of defense firms to obtain “sensitive military information and to export that information illegally from the United States to China.
Documents filed by the Court doesn’t indicate to whom Su was sending the plans but the case highlighted growing concerns in the United State of America about Chinese hacking of American trade secrets , a topic stated by U.S President Barack Obama and his counterpart Xi Jinping.
“Su Bin confesses and admitted to playing an important role in a conspiracy, originating in China, to illegally access sensitive military data, including data relating to military aircraft that are indispensable and invaluable in keeping our military personnel safe,” Assistant Attorney General John Carlin informed to intelligence sources.
Su was initially arrested in Canada in July 2014 on a warrant based on a US request. He waived extradition and was sent to the United States in February 2016.
In the words of prosecutors, Su would e-mail the co-conspirators pictures and other documents, with guidance regarding what persons, companies and technologies to target for hacking. The sensitive information and secret documents
After the data was stolen, the Su translate the English into Chinese.
Hackers linked to the Chinese government kept up efforts to break into US computer networks shortly after the cyber security agreement.