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China hacks computer data from US Navy

The Chinese government hackers acquired confidential information related to marine warfare from a US Navy contractor's computer.

WASHINGTON: The hackers of the Chinese government acquired confidential information related to marine warfare from a US Navy contractor's computer. These include the confidential information to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile. The US official said on Friday that the Navy intelligence agency is investigating the hacking in January and February in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). According to the Washington Post, hackers targeted a contractor working at the Naval Marine War Center. The headquarters of this military institute, developing and researching submarines and sea arms, is located in Newport City of Road Island. Officials have kept the identity of the contractor confidential.

Hackers have received almost 614 gigabytes of information related to the project called Sea Dragon, Signal and Sensor data, information related to Marine Radio Cell related to cryptographic mechanism and electronic Warfare Library of Naval Sea Development Units. Pentagon's Directorate of Police DG said on Friday that Defense Secretary Jim Matisse instructed the contractor to review the cyber security related issues. This news comes at a time when US President Donald Trump has asked North Korea to persuade Beijing to cooperate in ending nuclear weapons between the ongoing trade and defense issues between the US and China. Have said.