Computer spies hack Pentagon's Joint Strike Fighter project

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

International computer spies have broken into the Pentagon's Joint Strike Fighter Project. The $300 billion program is the military's costliest weapons project ever. The intruders into the Fighter Project were able to copy data related to design and electronic systems of the planes, potentially making it easier to defend against the craft. Recently, similar cyber-attacks have breached the Air Force's air-traffic-control system. While those directly responsible for this attack could not be identified, many former officials claim the move bears the hallmarks of previous encounters with China. For more we turn to the reporter responsible for breaking this story, Siobhan Gorman, Intelligence Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

For more, read Siobhan Gorman's article, Computer Spies Breach Fighter-Jet Project, in today's Wall Street Journal.

Guests:

Siobhan Gorman

Contributors:

Sitara Nieves

Comments [1]

Karen Stewart

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Need Siobhan Gorman to contact me.

NSA related.

Employee

Subject: NSA harassment of whistle blowers.

Apr. 27 2009 02:07 PM

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