Boeing and others hacked for military data

Brittany A. Roston - Jul 12, 2014
Boeing and others hacked for military data

Boeing and other companies were the subject of a hacking effort by suspect Su Bin, who is said to have worked with two unnamed Chinese hackers in an effort to nab data on military projects. Details on the hacking surfaced Friday following a criminal complaint filed in Los Angles that was unsealed this past Thursday.

The hack was apparently successful, with the complaint alleging that Su tried to sell some of the data to Chinese companies. The data concerned fighter jets, according to ABC News, including Boeing’s C-17 military cargo offerings, the F-22, and the F-35.

According to a statement by Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi, the hackers also targeted data on weapons systems. Based on a statement by Boeing, it seems the company was made aware of the data breach via the government; it says it will keep cooperating with investigators.

Su is said to have been arrested in Canada back on June 28 — there’s no additional information about the other two hackers involved in the breach. Government agencies have taken steps “to mitigate any risk” concerning the hacks, according to a White House spokesman.


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