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posted by mrpg on Wednesday June 13, @06:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the 600GB-of-txt-files-is-massive dept.

Nation-state attackers affiliated with the Chinese government have made off with a trove of undersea military secrets, according to a report.

Hackers were able to mount a lateral attack after compromising the networks of a Navy contractor working for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Rhode Island, according to a Washington Post report, citing American officials.

The result? “Massive amounts of highly sensitive data” flowed into the hands of China, unnamed officials told the paper, including “secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020.”

The incident happened January and February, the sources said, and resulted in 614 gigabytes of data, most of it highly sensitive info related to American offensive and defensive systems, including cryptography systems for secure communication, signals and sensor data, and the Navy’s electronic submarine warfare library, which contains information about adversary radar platforms.


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Reply to: Re:"affiliated with the USA government"

    (Score: 2, Informative) by anubi on Wednesday June 13, @09:47AM

    by anubi (2828) on Wednesday June 13, @09:47AM (#692283)

    I wonder if we learned anything about placing too much trust in machine encryption from the Enigma.

    The Germans trusted it. Too much.

    Are our military types putting too much trust in stuff with backdoors they don't know about yet?

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