Chinese nat'l pleads guilty in US for hacking military information

WASHINGTON, March 23 (KUNA) — A Chinese national pleaded guilty in front of a US judge for “conspiring to hack into US defense contractor systems to steal sensitive military information,” US Justice Department (DOJ) announced Wednesday.
Su Bin, 50, admitted to conspiring with two persons in China to gain unauthorized access to networks including Boeing headquarters in California to obtain “sensitive military information and to export that information illegally from the US to China,” said the DOJ statement.
Bin was arrested in Canada on a warrant related to the case and he faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of 250,000 dollars or twice the gross gain or gross loss resulting from the office, whichever is greater.
“This investigation demonstrates the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) resolve in the holding foreign cyber actors accountable regardless of where they reside,” Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Division said in the statement. (end)