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Chinese hackers ‘stole’ classified US navy data on undersea warfare

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AMERICAN officials said Chinese government hackers compromised the computers of a US Navy contractor, stealing a large amount of highly sensitive data on undersea warfare, including plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on US submarines.

The Washington Post quoted the unnamed US as saying officials as saying the breaches took place in January and February. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the officials said there was ongoing investigation led by the Navy and assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The hacked material comprised 614 gigabytes relating to a project known as Sea Dragon, as well as signals and sensor data, submarine radio room information relating to cryptographic systems and the Navy submarine development unit’s electronic warfare library.

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