Wednesday, May 29, 2013

U.S.: 'China cyberattacks' have not put weapons at risk


American defense officials Tuesday pushed back against the notion that China has used cyberespionage to obtain extensive design information on advanced American weapons.

"Suggestions that cyberintrusions have somehow led to the erosion of our capabilities or technological edge are incorrect," said Pentagon press secretary George Little. "We maintain full confidence in our weapons platforms."

The Pentagon was responding to a list of weapons systems whose secrets had been compromised by Chinese cyberespionage, which the Washington Post says was in a confidential report by the Defense Science Board.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/28/world/asia/china-cyberespionage/index.html?hpt=hp_t1