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Pentagon says its US F-35 fighter jet information secure

The Pentagon said classified data regarding its F-35 jet fighter remains secure
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jan 22, 2015 4:48 pm

It would appear China was able to steal details regarding F-35 fighter jets being sold to the Australian military, according to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden - but the US Pentagon said classified data on its F-35 fighter program remains safe.

 

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"Classified F-35 information is protected and remains secure," according to a statement published by Reuters. US government departments and its contractors face a high volume of Internet-based attacks, with criminals interested in stealing information - which can be used or sold - as organized state-sponsored attacks continue to increase.

 

Meanwhile, the Chinese government said the accusations revealed by Snowden are "groundless," though China is known to conduct cyberespionage campaigns against military and political rivals.

NEWS SOURCES:Reuters.com, Trbimg.com

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