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posted by mrpg on Wednesday June 13 2018, @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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13 2018, @04:52PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13 2018, @04:52PM (#692400)

    with the opm "hack" the fuckheads/traitors in the US gov hired a chinese contractor(as if they are not all beholden to the state) to process the data. said chinese contractor accidentally gave it to chinese state folks. US gov scum reported it as super hackers from china. iow, it's likely a combination of all three. treason, incompetence and lies. at least the spooks are getting granny's email and the pigs are busting potheads. we can all rest easy.