Chinese hackers have stolen confidential US anti-missile data
Data on US missile defense systems have been stolen by Chinese hackers – the Washington Post reported Tuesday. In Australia, the media report similar cyberattacks. Stolen data is important for the security of both countries.
Cyberslides have managed to steal secret construction plans or their elements, America’s most technologically advanced US missile defense systems Patriot PAC-3, THAAD, or Aegis, according to the Pentagon’s expert report, citing “WP”.
Data on F-35 and F / A-18 fighter jets, the V-22 Osprey multi-purpose vertical launch and landing aircraft, and the Black Hawk helicopter were also stolen, the Washington daily said.
Experts warn that such data obtained by Chinese intelligence can give you a colossal strategic advantage and at the same time undermine the US military superiority in the event of armed conflict.
High-ranking Pentagon officers who commented anonymously report that the acquisition of anti-missile defense data is part of Beijing’s extensive and intensified spying on not only American military structures but also Pentecostal civilian companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman – writes “WP”. The newspaper adds that none of the companies commented on the report, stating that some of the information was stolen from their computer systems.
Hackers treat private companies working for the Pentagon as a weak link in the security system. “In many cases, these companies do not know they have been attacked by hackers until the FBI has knocked on their doors,” he said in a high-profile Washington Post interview.
In Australia ABC television reported Monday that Chinese hackers have stolen confidential plans to build a future Australian intelligence headquarters. On Tuesday the authorities refused to comment on this information, but they were not denied.
As explained by ABC’s cyber-security expert Des Ball, the acquisition of future intelligence headquarters plans, including details such as computer network information, makes the building exceptionally vulnerable to cyber-bullying or spy surveillance.