The US Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn has revealed that a foreign intelligence agency was behind a hack attack that stole classified information about a top secret weapons system.
According to Aviation Week, the weapons system, which is under development, might have to be redesigned after the files were stolen from a military contractor’s computer network.
Plans and confidential blueprints were included in the haul of 24,000 files said to have been copied by the hackers.
The revelation came to light as William Lynn gave a speech at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington DC, outlining his department’s “first ever strategy for operating in cyberspace”. Recognising that the problem extended beyond its own networks, the Pentagon is piloting a program to share classified…
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