Wednesday, August 24, 2016

French Submarine Maker Hit By Massive Data Breach

Indian Navy's Scorpene submarine INS Kalvari being escorted by tugboats as it arrives at Mazagon Docks Ltd, a naval vessel ship building yard, in Mumbai, India, Oct. 29, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

AFP: French submarine maker hit by secret data leak: report

French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile, which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday.

The 22,400 leaked pages, which the daily said it had seen, detail the combat capability of the Scorpene-class submarine DCNS designed for the Indian navy, and variants of which are used by Malaysia and Chile.

Brazil is also due to deploy the vessels from 2018.

Australia awarded DCNS an Aus$50 billion (US$38 billion) contract last April to design and build its next generation of submarines.

But Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sought to play down the impact in Canberra saying while the leak was "of concern", the Scorpene was a different model to the subs Australia is buying.

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Over 20,000 pages of top-secret data about India’s mega submarine project leaked, says The Australian -- The Quartz
French submarine builder information leak could be result of hacking, Indian defence minister says -- ABC News Online
India investigating French submarine company data leak -- BBC
Military submarine maker springs leak after “hack”—India, Oz hit dive alarm -- Ars Technica
France Plans Inquiry into Scorpene Submarine Design Leak -- Defense News
Scorpene Submarines Data Leak: French Submarine Maker DCNS Hit By Massive Breach, India Launches Probe -- IBTimes
French firm DCNS hit with massive data leak detailing India's $3.5bn Scorpene submarines combat capabilities -- IBTimes
France's DCNS does not rule out 'economic war' after documents leak -- Reuters
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