[funsec] Computer Spies Breach Fighter-Jet Project

quispiam lepidus quispiam.lepidus at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 23:30:06 CDT 2009


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124027491029837401.html

WASHINGTON -- Computer spies have broken into the Pentagon's $300
billion Joint Strike Fighter project -- the Defense Department's
costliest weapons program ever -- according to current and former
government officials familiar with the attacks.

Similar incidents have also breached the Air Force's
air-traffic-control system in recent months, these people say. In the
case of the fighter-jet program, the intruders were able to copy and
siphon off several terabytes of data related to design and electronics
systems, officials say, potentially making it easier to defend against
the craft.

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If they had slow network links, one would hope the intruders wouldn't
have had the time to "siphon off several terabytes of data"...


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