A Chinese man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to hack into the computer system networks of Boeing and other major U.S. defense specialists, was sentenced on Wednesday to nearly four years in jail, district attorneys stated. Su Bin, 51, was accuseded of participating in a years-long plan by Chinese military officers to acquire delicate military information. In addition to the 46-months-long prison term, a judge in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles also bought Su to pay a $10,000 fine. “Su Bin’s sentence is a just punishment for his admitted function in a conspiracy with hackers from the People’s Freedom Army Air Force to unlawfully access and steal sensitive U.S. military information,” John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security, said in a declaration.
” Su assisted the Chinese military hackers in their efforts to unlawfully access and take designs for cutting-edge military aircraft that are essential to our nationwide defense,” the statement stated. Su was detained in Canada in 2014 and ultimately consented to U.S. extradition.
He pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiring to gain unauthorized access to a safeguarded computer and to violate the Arms Export Control Act.