Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Top Secret F-35, P-8, C-130 And Navy Ship Data Has Been Stolen In An Australian Defence Contractor Hack

ABC News Online: Hacker codenamed 'Alf' from Home and Away stole secret data on Joint Strike Fighter jets and surveillance planes

A mystery hacker who was given the alias of an Australian soap opera character has stolen sensitive information about Australia's warplanes and navy ships from a Defence subcontractor.

About 30 gigabytes of data was stolen, including information on Australia's $17 billion Joint Strike Fighter program, and $4 billion P-8 surveillance plane project.

As first reported by ZDNet, the hacker infiltrated the system July 2016 and authorities were only alerted in November.

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WNU Editor: The defense minister is now saying that this theft is not a big deal .... Defence contractor did not lose classified info: Pyne (ITNews).

More News On Reports That Top Secret Data On Australian Military Projects Was Stolen

Secret F-35, P-8, C-130 data stolen in Australian defence contractor hack -- ZDNet
Hacker codenamed in honour of 'Alf' from Home and Away stole sensitive data about Australian military projects -- Sydney Morning Herald
Secret files on jets and navy ships stolen in 'extensive and extreme' hack -- The Guardian
Australia jet and navy data stolen in 'extensive' hack -- BBC News
A hacker stole secrets about fighter jets, bomb kits and more from an Australian defence contractor -- International Business Times
F-35 stealth fighter data stolen in Australia defence hack -- Daily Mail
PM 'should demand answers' on defence info hack -- The Australian


Jac said...

We have to be accustom to this kind of things. That said, are we thinking of all the NSA is stealing from other countries? I don't worry because I'm pretty sure that the NSA exactly know who, where and what is exactly happens.

Hans Persson said...

Jac, yeah. An anonymous source told them.