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Confidential report lists U.S. weapons system designs compromised by Chinese cyberspies

• Washington Post
Designs for many of the nation’s 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.


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Comment by Ed Price
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If THEY keep stuff like this off the web, there is less protection for the individuals that are selling the secrets to other governments... that is, if they make the sales using hard copy.

The sellers in the DoD can claim that they have legitimate reasons for placing technical secret info on the web. They claim it is up there so that people in DoD who need the info can get it easily. The real reason that they have it up is so that Chinese (and other countries) government hackers can get it. A sale can be made. All of us patriotic American simpletons think that the hack was what it seemed to be on its face.

Why would people in our DoD want to sell our secrets to foreign nations? For the money, of course. But it isn't that simple. Oh sure, the Chinese probably paid whomever for the secrets. But giving them secrets keeps a balance of power in place. This means that our DoD R&D needs to work overtime to develop more secrets to counteract the secrets that were lost. More money needed from Government... from the taxpayers.

And there is even more to it than that. Sometimes the info that is sold is flawed info, designed to cause problems for the foreign military.

Other times it is incomplete secret info, designed to look good enough on the outside, but useless when finally examined closely. The reason for its use is to track hackers, using sophisticated Internet tracking and monitoring systems.

And, of course, the whole thing could be a set-up for American people to see. News media manipulates the public with lies just to get folks to move into certain kinds of political thinking. In this case, who knows for sure if it even happened?

This little blurb (comment) is only the surface of the kinds of things that go on all the time... behind the scenes. There are all kinds of things that are done for all kinds of reason, and it is difficult to tell if any of them are as they seem on the outside.

Comment by Emily Wernher
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Who FAILed and put them on the web?
Keep stuff like that offline! Better yet, keep it on hardcopy. That way they need to physically infiltrate high-sec areas to get that stuff.
They know this, yet they still do it? Smells like "Problem-Reaction-Solution" to me.


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