China hacked a Navy contractor and secured a trove of highly sensitive data on submarine warfare

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China’s sole operating aircraft carrier leaves Dalian in northeast China for sea trials last month. (Li Gang/Xinhua/AP)

 

Chinese government hackers have compromised the computers of a Navy contractor, stealing massive amounts of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare — including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020, according to American officials.

The breaches occurred in January and February, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. The hackers targeted a contractor who works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a military organization headquartered in Newport, R.I., that conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weaponry.

The officials did not identify the contractor. Continue reading

Info war specialist: Obama administration weaponized U.S. government to destroy Trump

Greenpeace protesters unfold a ‘Resist’ banner from atop a construction crane behind the White House on Jan. 25.

 

In an unprecedented move against a presidential successor, former President Barack Obama weaponized the IRS, FBI and Department of Justice to undermine President Donald Trump, according to an information warfare specialist.

Dr. J. Michael Waller said that no other president has had their predecessor organize private funds to undermine him as Obama has done in concert with the resist Trump movement. Continue reading