Hackers In China Cull Data on Joint Strike Fighter:Pentagon's Costliest Weapon System

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by ByLoSellHi, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Great job on data security there, guys. Real good work.

    Glad everything is tight as a drum, and that our tax dollars aren't going towards an amazingly expensive and sophisticated weapons system that the enemy won't know anything about.


    Cyberspies Hack Into U.S. Fighter Project: Report

    Published: April 21, 2009

    Filed at 1:54 a.m. ET
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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
    Computer spies have repeatedly breached the Pentagon's costliest weapons program, the $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

    The newspaper quoted current and former government officials familiar with the matter as saying the intruders were able to copy and siphon data related to design and electronics systems, making it potentially easier to defend against the plane.

    The spies could not access the most sensitive material, which is kept on computers that are not connected to the Internet, the paper added.

    Citing people briefed on the matter, it said the intruders entered through vulnerabilities in the networks of two or three of the contractors involved in building the fighter jet.

    Lockheed Martin Corp is the lead contractor. Northrop Grumman Corp and BAE Systems PLC also have major roles in the project. Lockheed Martin and BAE declined comment and Northrop referred questions to Lockheed, the paper said.

    The Journal said Pentagon officials declined to comment directly on the matter, but the paper said the Air Force had begun an investigation.

    The identity of the attackers and the amount of damage to the project could not be established, the paper said.

    The Journal quoted former U.S. officials as saying the attacks seemed to have originated in China, although it noted it was difficult to determine the origin because of the ease of hiding identities online.

    The Chinese Embassy said China "opposes and forbids all forms of cyber crimes," the Journal said.

    The officials added there had also been breaches of the U.S. Air Force's air traffic control system in recent months.

    (Writing by Peter Cooney; Editing by John Stonestreet)
  2. achilles28


    A week ago, foreign agents hacked into the electrical grid.

    A week before that, Obama floated an internet "kill switch". That same bill allows the Government to monitor all internet traffic.

    The timing of these events is too coincidental to be ignored.

    The Government released the happenstance of two high-profile cyberattacks TWO WEEKS AFTER Obama floats a bill to lockdown the internet.

    Create the Problem, that elicits a Reaction, that demands the Predetermined "Solution".

    The information flow and timing surrounding these events is designed to have maximum propaganda effects.

    So far as the underlying issue - internet security - a total RED HERRING.

    Dedicated, direct lines can be installed that connect every Government Agency, without having to even touch the public internet.

    In fact, thats how the Internet came to be - ONE BIG GOVERNMENT INTRANET.

    Of course, a few Billion to install 100% secure intranets between highly sensitive Government Agencies would be "too costly".

    That reminds me, how many Trillions have we spent to save Private Bankers? 12? 13 Trillion? :mad: