Randall Chase of Associated Press is reporting that software cracked by Chinese and Russians was used in part to design components of Patriot missiles and USA military helicopters..
Prosecutors said Wronald Best, 55, bought more than $600,000 pirated software programs from Xiang Li, a Chinese national who is awaiting sentencing in May. Prosecutors also said Best paid $6,000 to obtain more than 60 industrial software applications, worth more than $2.3 million, from Chinese and Russian sources who "cracked" access control mechanisms preventing unauthorized use.
The list of software sold to Best included the following packages:
CST Studio Suite
Vector Works and Hyper Works
Ansoft Designer, Simplorer, Nexxim, Maxwell, and HFSS
Li faces 25 years in prison, while Best gets five.