Chinese Attacks On Contractors ‘A Phenomenon’ On The Rise

Like water rushing to a path of least resistance, the Chinese government has identified a number of defense contractors as a weak link in the American intelligence network, offering Beijing a gusher of secrets worth billions of dollars and a leg up in a growing military rivalry.

Amid a double-barrel recognition of the rise of China’s military might by Congress and the U.S. Army, the Chinese attacks on American contractors appear set to continue. Along with it, U.S. secrets could slip away.

On Friday, the Washington Post reported that the Chinese government compromised computers of a Navy contractor in early 2018, hacking “massive amounts of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare.”

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