14 Jul 2014

Chinese Businessman Accused of Hacking Boeing

Canadian police arrested the owner of a Chinese aviation company for allegedly stealing military data from computer networks belonging to Boeing and other US aircraft companies, according to Ars Technica.

Su Bin, together with two conspirators, are accused of  stealing information about the F-22 and F-35 fighter jets and Boeing’s C-17 transport plane to help China "rapidly catch up with U.S. levels." The breach took place between 2009 and 2013 and it involved large quantities of confidential data on US military projects.

The information, stored on computers located in the US, was accessed remotely from China.

The two accomplices were allegedly responsible for “network reconnaissance and intrusion operations” to gain “unauthorized access to business computers and networks -- targeting the United States and other foreign countries and obtaining information from them,” a federal complaint said.