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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: 2) by Oakenshield on Wednesday June 13 2018, @07:20PM

    by Oakenshield (4900) on Wednesday June 13 2018, @07:20PM (#692487)

    what does any of this have to do with what I wrote about Enigma being unbreakable when used with proper procedures?

    They want unbreakable security that they can break, in case it falls into enemy hands. They will throw the security away in a heartbeat if it inconveniences them too much, and hoke up bull to justify what they want to do.

    Say what? Are you trying to say that the Germans intentionally operationally misused the Enigma in case it fell into Allied hands? Just so they could break it afterwards? You are making no sense at all if you are trying to dispute that the Enigma would have been secure in WWII for the Germans had they followed protocol.

    How do they justify, on security grounds, their use of an old version of Windows? Well, it goes like this. Linux was written by foreigners, while Microsoft is an American company.

    You do realize that the NSA is the creator of the SELinux kernel extensions, right? And you do know that the Air Force maintains a secure distribution of Linux called TENS? []

    They have a saying in the military: "shit rolls downhill". It's a succinct expression of the very common practice of blaming your underlings for your mistakes, who in turn blame their underlings, and so on.

    The military also has another saying. "You can delegate authority, but you can't delegate responsibility." In other words, you are talking out of your ass.

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