U.S. Navy under cyber attack from Chinese hackers and hemorrhaging national security secrets

WASHINGTON – An internal U.S. Navy review concluded that the service and its various industry partners are under cyber attack from Chinese hackers who are building Beijing's military capabilities while eroding the U.S.'s advantage, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Business Insider reports.

U.S. Navy under cyber attack from Chinese hackers and hemorrhaging national security secrets
U.S. Navy under cyber attack from Chinese hackers and hemorrhaging national security secrets
WASHINGTON – An internal U.S. Navy review concluded that the service and its various industry partners are under cyber attack from Chinese hackers who are building Beijing's military capabilities while eroding the U.S.'s advantage, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Business Insider reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

13 March 2019 --Chinese hackers have repeatedly hit the Navy, defense contractors, and even universities that partner with the service.

"We are under siege," a senior Navy official told The Journal. "People think it's much like a deadly virus — if we don't do anything, we could die."

Breaches have been "numerous," according to the review. While China is identified as the primary threat, hackers from Russia and Iran have also been causing their share of trouble.

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