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Richmond man charged with hacking U.S. computers

A Richmond man was arrested late last month in connection with allegations he unlawfully accessed computers in the United States.

Lyse Cantin, spokesperson for the Department of Justice, said the United States requested the provisional arrest of Su Bin on June 27.

He allegedly participated in a conspiracy to hack computers at Boeing, according to multiple reports.

Bin, who is in his late 40s, was arrested June 28 and a bail hearing has now been set for Friday, July 18.

According to CBC News, Bin is a Chinese businessman and a permanent resident of Canada who is accused of hacking into computer systems of companies with large defence contracts, including Boeing.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation filed a complaint against Bin, outlining his alleged participation. Bin is also known as Stephen Su and Stephen Subin.

American prosecutors believe Bin worked with two unnamed Chinese hackers to get data between 2009 and 2013 and tried to sell the information to state-owned Chinese companies.

CBC reported that Bin is the owner of Lode-Tech or Lode Technologies Co., which it describes as an aviation technology firm based in China with an office in Canada.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

 

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