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Computer Spies Breach Fighter-Jet Project


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F-35 Lightning II Fighter

Spies are said to have stolen data on the F-35 Lightning II fighter.

U.S. Air Force

Computer spies have broken into the Pentagon's $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project — the Defense Department's costliest weapons program ever — according to current and former government officials familiar with the attacks. Similar incidents have also breached the Air Force's air-traffic-control system in recent months. In the case of the fighter-jet program, the intruders were able to copy and siphon off several terabytes of data related to design and electronics systems, officials say, potentially making it easier to defend against the craft.

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