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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: 2) by PartTimeZombie on Thursday June 14, @01:00AM

    by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Thursday June 14, @01:00AM (#692629)

    I ascribe these sorts of stories to the fact that the US has such a huge part of it's economy invested it the military that it has no choice but to keep inventing enemies, or people will start to ask for the spending to be cut back, so that maybe some money could be spent on schools, or maybe healthcare or something that might help ordinary Americans.

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