Chinese Man Charged in Plot to Steal U.S. Military Data

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    A Chinese citizen was charged with plotting to steal data from U.S. defense contractors, including a successful hack of Boeing Co. (BA) ’s computer system, amid an expanding crackdown on industrial espionage by China. Su Bin, the owner of a Chinese aviation technology company with an office in Canada, conspired with two unidentified individuals in China to break into the computer networks of U.S. companies to get information related to military projects, according to charges unsealed July 10 in federal court in Los Angeles. Su advised the two others in China on what data to target, according to the charges. Su’s alleged co-conspirators claimed to have stolen 65 gigabytes of data from Boeing related to the C-17 military cargo plane, according to the criminal complaint. They also allegedly sought data related to other aircraft, including Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT)’s F-22 and F-35 fighter jets. The Obama administration escalated its effort to punish technology theft in May, charging five Chinese military officials with stealing trade secrets through cyber-espionage and casting the hacker attacks as a direct economic threat. Secretary of State John Kerry, who visited China this week, said the hacking has a “chilling effect on innovation.” Chinese state-run media in return have alleged that products made by U.S. companies, including Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhones, pose a security threat.
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    Boeing said yesterday in an e- mailed statement that safeguarding information and intellectual property is a “top priority” and the planemaker is cooperating with the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.


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