Chinese hack design files of over 2 doz major weapon systems - congrats to the modern Ghengis Khans
800 hundred years ago Ghengis Khan lead his forces out of Asia along the silk road to lay waste to many European cities and ride off with all the treasure they could carry. Now, the Chinese are raiding the West again using the internet for their course/means of attack with the intellectual property of U.S. defense contractors as their current targets of interest.
(please don't bother to point out that Ghengis Khan was a mongol leader. I know that. In this case, it's a distinction without a difference)
Designs for many of the nationís most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry.
Among more than two dozen major weapons systems whose designs were breached were programs critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships, according to a previously undisclosed section of a confidential report prepared for Pentagon leaders by the Defense Science Board.
The systems named in a report by the Defense Science Board includes some critical to U.S. missile defense.
Experts warn that the electronic intrusions gave China access to advanced technology that could accelerate the development of its weapons systems and weaken the U.S. military advantage in a future conflict.
The Defense Science Board, a senior advisory group made up of government and civilian experts, did not accuse the Chinese of stealing the designs. But senior military and industry officials with knowledge of the breaches said the vast majority were part of a widening Chinese campaign of espionage against U.S. defense contractors