• Welcome to DOSBODS

    Please consider creating a free account to be able to access all the features of the DOSBODS community. It only takes 20 seconds!

Sign in to follow this  
Libspero

US Navy Hacked By Chinese State

Recommended Posts

Chinese government hackers compromised the computers of a U.S. Navy contractor and stole a large amount of highly sensitive data on undersea warfare, including plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing unnamed U.S. officials.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-cyber/china-hacked-sensitive-us-navy-undersea-warfare-plans-washington-post-idUSKCN1J42MM

 

Bad timing for the US at the height of naval tensions over the South China Sea.  Looks like they are blaming external contractors for the breach.  Sounds like a pretty serious / damaging breach.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Libspero said:

Chinese government hackers compromised the computers of a U.S. Navy contractor and stole a large amount of highly sensitive data on undersea warfare, including plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing unnamed U.S. officials.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-cyber/china-hacked-sensitive-us-navy-undersea-warfare-plans-washington-post-idUSKCN1J42MM

 

Bad timing for the US at the height of naval tensions over the South China Sea.  Looks like they are blaming external contractors for the breach.  Sounds like a pretty serious / damaging breach.

From the article 

The data stolen was of a highly sensitive nature despite being housed on the contractor’s unclassified network, the Post said, citing the officials.

 

Pay peanuts, get monkeys. They try to do things on the cheap by using private companies then wonder why it goes spectacularly wrong.

this applies to many aspects of services which should be run by public bodies but are somehow being used as cash cows by sharks in suits. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, One percent said:

Pay peanuts, get monkeys. They try to do things on the cheap by using private companies then wonder why it goes spectacularly wrong.

this applies to many aspects of services which should be run by public bodies but are somehow being used as cash cows by sharks in suits. 

You're thinking of the UK.  In the US the 'private companies' are the military.

[And even then it isn't true -- in the UK the military complex is made more expensive by using private companies, not 'doing things on the cheap']

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, dgul said:

You're thinking of the UK.  In the US the 'private companies' are the military.

[And even then it isn't true -- in the UK the military complex is made more expensive by using private companies, not 'doing things on the cheap']

Ah, fair enough. Why use private companies then if it makes it more expensive. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, One percent said:

Pay peanuts, get monkeys. They try to do things on the cheap by using private companies then wonder why it goes spectacularly wrong.

I think the phrase is

“good enough for government work!”

:Jumping:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, One percent said:

Ah, fair enough. Why use private companies then if it makes it more expensive. 

You said it:

29 minutes ago, One percent said:

this applies to many aspects of services which should be run by public bodies but are somehow being used as cash cows by sharks in suits. 

But that's just the UK in general.  In the US the private companies will usually do things more cheaply.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would not surprise me if the hack was somone deciding that they could save a few million a year in IT salaries on a multi-billion dollar project by not hiring US IT workers and outsourcing a nice maintenance contract to someone... who then hired a bunch of Indian or even Chinese tech workers.

They just admitted this week that they forgot to put primer on the air frames of the first 270 F-35's so they are now beginning to rust underneath where external panels are attached to the frame. A few years back one of the warship building yards - new to building warships but some Senators clearly had wangled for some warships to be built in their state - forgot that two dissimilar metals in contact with one another results in galvanic corrosion and basically rusts rapidly.

I think what we are seeing across the Western world is a combination of projects being simply too big, bean counters & politicians cutting corners and an increasingly de-skilled work-force where the younger engineers often have never been taught some of the basics. (I think this is a huge factor why Windows has been steadily getting worse.)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

It would not surprise me if the hack was somone deciding that they could save a few million a year in IT salaries on a multi-billion dollar project by not hiring US IT workers and outsourcing a nice maintenance contract to someone... who then hired a bunch of Indian or even Chinese tech workers.

Probably not, for US military complex.  Easy enough to muck things up on your own, though, especially if you remember that the contracts won't be made purely on best-performance, but by which congressman has been paid the most to lobby for their local IT company.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let us also remember the string of accidents involving US Navy destroyers colliding with container ships that happened last year. The suggestion was that these were all US ships that had been entering what the Chinese claim as their home waters around the disputed islets/reefs in the South China Sea. Is China able to hack US ships?

There was also a similar event in April 2014 at the height of the Crimea Crisis where the USS Donald Cook destroyer encountered a Russian plane with rumours that the controls of the ship were completely shut down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Who could have expected that given the opportunity a large nation in competition with another large nation might infiltrate/hack into a company to steal TOP SECRET stuff.  It's never been done before.

Edited by twocents

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, twocents said:

Who could have expected that given the opportunity a large nation in competition with another large nation might infiltrate a company to steal TOP SECRET stuff.  It's never been done before.

I worked for a company that was a US defence contractor and it was found that some woman had been sending out highly classified image intensifiers as free samples to any 'potential customers' that asked for one

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Then you start to suspect that they aren't actually in competition they're working together and the general public are being taken for mugs - again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, The Generation Game said:

So what news story is the US media trying to divert attention away from?

I first read it on RT,  and I think the source was Chinese..  so probably  not a US media diversion piece. 

Only other thing of interest is Trump dumping on the G7 from a great height,  and suddenly pardoning lots of random people so nobody notices when he pardons himself for any prior misdemeanours 😆

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Libspero said:

Chinese government hackers compromised the computers of a U.S. Navy contractor and stole a large amount of highly sensitive data on undersea warfare, including plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing unnamed U.S. officials.

But did they leave any messages about which universities to study at?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.