Chinese hackers access major weapons systems: Washington Post | Reuters
The report did not specify the extent or time of the cyber-thefts or indicate
if they involved computer networks of the U.S. government, contractors or
But the espionage would give China knowledge
that could be exploited in a conflict, such as the ability to knock out
communications and corrupting data, the Post said. It also could speed China's
development of its defense technology.
In a report to Congress this month, the Pentagon said China was using espionage to modernize its
military and its hacking was a serious concern. It said the U.S. government had
been the target of hacking that appeared to be "attributable directly to the
Chinese government and military."
China dismissed the report as groundless.