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Chinese hackers stole 614GB of undersea warfare data from U.S. Navy contractor

June 11, 2018

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Hackers linked to the Chinese government reportedly stole 614 gigabytes of highly sensitive data from a U.S. Navy contractor, including plans related to a supersonic anti-ship missile meant to be usable by 2020 and other details about undersea warfare.

The hundreds of gigabytes of pilfered data came from an unnamed contractor working for the Navy’s underwater weapons R&D center; this Naval Undersea Warfare Center is based in Newport, Rhode Island. According to the Washington Post, the stolen data included material related 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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