Report: Hackers penetrate DOD computer systems

Hackers penetrated Defense Department computer systems that contained data about the Joint Strike Fighter project, according to a report in today’s Wall Street Journal.

Data on the design and electronics systems for the aircraft was accessed and copied, according to the article. The identity of the attackers and the amount of data compromised are not known.

The most secret data related to the Joint Strike Fighter project was not accessed because the computers where that information is stored are not connected to the Internet, the article states.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

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