Friday, May 31, 2013

Who's Minding the Store? Chinese Hackers compromise US Weapons Designs

Designs for many of the nation’s most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry. 
Among more than two dozen major weapons systems whose designs were breached were programs critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships, according to a previously undisclosed section of a confidential report prepared for Pentagon leaders by the Defense Science Board.
Experts warn that the electronic intrusions gave China access to advanced technology that could accelerate the development of its weapons systems and weaken the U.S. military advantage in a future conflict. 
The Defense Science Board, a senior advisory group made up of government and civilian experts, did not accuse the Chinese of stealing the designs. But senior military and industry officials with knowledge of the breaches said the vast majority were part of a widening Chinese campaign of espionage against U.S. defense contractors and government agencies.
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BOSMAN said...

This is actually BIG NEWS. I haven't heard any of the news media cover this yet.

I can't believe we don't have thr resources here to take China out when it comes to hacking into things

Anonymous said...

It's not politically correct to deny all Chinese nationals any employment in our defense industries. We simply are unwilling to do what we probably should. Just like fighting jihad and illegal immigration. It's nearly impossible to do without profiling.