Chinese hackers, working for the government, stole information from the US naval forces. They got access to plans to develop supersonic anti-ship missiles, which will be equipped with submarines by 2020.
Incidents occurred in January and February, when a group of hackers carried out cyber attacks against one of the contractors of the US Navy’s underwater combat operations center. American investigators believe that hackers working for the Ministry of State Security of China are responsible for theft, RIA Novosti reported .
In March this year, immediately after Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced new weapons systems, including unmanned underwater vehicles, US Deputy Defense Minister John Rudd said that US missile defense is incapable of countering Russia’s strategic forces .