Menu
RSS
Losses at Govt. bodies sore to Rs. 50 bn

Losses at Govt. bodies sore to Rs. 50 bn

The losses incurred by go...

MR tears into Govt

MR tears into Govt

This country has had its ...

SC directs AG to formulate rule

SC directs AG to formulate rule

The Supreme Court yesterd...

Lanka eyeing maid/caregiver jobs in S’pore

Lanka eyeing maid/caregiver jobs in S’pore

Demand for caregivers wil...

SL grows by 3.2% in 1Q

SL grows by 3.2% in 1Q

Sri Lanka grew by 3.2% ye...

Tourism told to plug talent shortage

Tourism told to plug talent shortage

As professional bodies ca...

Stocks extend losses, hit 14-month low

Stocks extend losses, hit 14-month low

Reuters: Sri Lankan share...

AG’s Dept. probes diplomatic mission costs

AG’s Dept. probes diplomatic mission costs

The Auditor General’s (AG...

Prev Next

770

Report: Chinese Hackers Breach US Navy Computers

Report: Chinese Hackers Breach US Navy Computers

Chinese government hackers breached the computer system of a Navy contractor and stole large amounts of sensitive data, The Washington Post reports.

The Post said the hacking took place in January and February, according to U.S. officials speaking on the condition of anonymity.

It said the stolen information amounted to 614 gigabytes of material, including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020.

Other information stolen included signal and sensor data for submarines, information relating to cryptographic systems, and a Navy electronic warfare library. The Post said details on hundreds of mechanical and software systems were compromised in the hacking.

The paper said the data was highly sensitive despite being on a contractor's unclassified computer network. It said U.S. officials did not identify the contractor, but said he worked for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a U.S. military organization headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island.

The Navy is investigating the breach along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to the Post. Investigators told the paper the hack was carried out by the Chinese Ministry of State Security, a civilian spy agency.

U.S. officials believe China has for years carried out hacking attacks on the U.S. military, the U.S. government and U.S. companies.

China has recently made it a priority to increase its development of undersea warfare to diminish the gap in the U.S. superiority in this area.

(Voanews)

back to top