Morning Brief: U.S. Weapons Systems Designs Hacked, Google Investigated, and More

Reblogged from Securing Our World:

The Washington Post reports that Chinese hackers have breached the designs for some of the United States’ “most sensitive advanced weapons systems,” according to documents prepared by the Defense Science Board for the Pentagon and other government officials and defense industry personnel. That confidential report revealed that the weapon designs that were compromised included “programs critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships.” Included in the list of hacked weapon systems designs is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which is the costliest system ever built, as well as the “advanced Patriot missile system, known as PAC-3; an Army system for shooting down ballistic missiles, known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD; and the Navy’s Aegis ballistic-missile defense system.” Several leading defense contractors are on the science board’s list as builders of the weapon systems compromised, but “None of the companies would comment about whether their systems have been breached,” according to the Post.

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The Washington Post reports that Chinese hackers have breached the designs for some of the United States’ “most sensitive advanced weapons systems,” according to documents prepared by the Defense Science Board for the Pentagon and other government officials and defense industry personnel. That confidential report revealed that the weapon designs that were compromised included “programs critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships.” Included in the list of hacked weapon systems designs is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which is the costliest system ever built, as well as the “advanced Patriot missile system, known as PAC-3; an Army system for shooting down ballistic missiles, known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD; and the Navy’s Aegis ballistic-missile defense system.” Several leading defense contractors are on the science board’s list as builders of the weapon systems compromised, but “None of the companies would comment about whether their systems have…

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