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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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    (Score: 3, Interesting) by anubi on Wednesday June 13, @10:45AM

    by anubi (2828) on Wednesday June 13, @10:45AM (#692293)

    I saw one business that had this big gong outside, I guess security theater to scare off the bad guy.

    Well, one day his business git hit. And the gong was eerily silent.

    It was dis-assembled to find out why it did not do its job. It was full of something like Great Stuff []. It was sprayed right into the vent holes where the sound was supposed to come out.

    It had everything all mucked up in foam.

    That taught me a lesson for when I am commissioned to do a building security:

    Yes, I will mount a big gong right outside the building... maybe ring it occasionally, but I am using it as a canary... something I can easily watch for any sort of tampering, being opened, sprayed ( breaks a light beam ), whatever.. hoping the bad guy will attack that first, give me a heads up so I can get enforcement on the way before he does much more damage. Same with TV cameras... I get every old TV camera I can get my hands on. Real ones. Doesn't matter whether they work or not, I just make sure I can get a red LED in 'em in such a manner they appear active, then I sense for any tampering on it, and watch it with a hidden camera that catches them in the act.

    If the sight of the cameras deterred the malicious act, fine. If they didn't, then the bum camera is sacrificed to get a good shot of the guy doing the deed.

    I started using junk as decoys after I had a girlfriend who worked as a waitress at a popular eatery long time ago during the 70's energy crisis. The edict came down that none of the wait staff was to touch the thermostat. However, the restaurant patrons were not very happy when my girlfriend had to tell them she couldn't do anything. She told me about it. I dug up an old mechanical thermostat I had replaced because its contacts were all pitted and eroded, and accompanied her back to the restaurant and got permission from her boss to screw it onto the wall in full view of the diners after the place closed for the night. Whenever the diners complained about the heat, the wait staff was to go fiddle with it instead of telling the customer it can't be done. Seemed to make everyone quite a bit happier, and my girlfriend often treated me with some of the gracious tips she received because of that thing. No one but me, the restaurant owner, the manager, and the wait staff knew it was just a piece of junk screwed to the wall.

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