China is now under Red Alert for Hacking various countries confidential stuff, now it is suspected in hacking the Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. To obtain information about the Dome Chinese hackers infiltrated the databases of three Jewish defense contractors.
In addition of this, Chinese hackers also able to nab plans regarding other projects:
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
- ballistic rockets
- “Detailed schematics and specifications” for the Arrow III missile interceptor.
If we look out the report of the security specialist Brian Krebs, the hack occurred between 2011 and 2012, which was carried out by China’s infamous “Comment Crew” – a group of cyber warriors linked to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
This year in May, five members of the same Chinese group have been wanted by the FBI in case of hacking US systems for hacking US companies databases with the purpose of acquiring trade secrets.
It is unclear now, how much data was compromised by hackers, Intelligence Firm Cyber Engineering Services (Cyber ESI) identified that more than 700 documents have been stolen and the real number may increase.
“At the time, the issue was treated as required by the applicable rules and procedures,” Eliana Fishler, a spokesperson for the defense firm Israel Aerospace Industries, said to Krebs. “The information was reported to the appropriate authorities. IAI undertook corrective actions in order to prevent such incidents in the future.”
Much of the stolen information was restricted by the US State Department, said, CyberESI CEO Joseph Drissel:
“Most of the technology in the Arrow 3 wasn’t designed by Israel, but by Boeing and other U.S. defense contractors,” he told Krebs. “We transferred this technology to them, and they coughed it all up. In the process, they essentially gave up a bunch of stuff that’s probably being used in our systems as well.”
Now, again China is going to blame your security systems, that why they trace only the China in the hack :P