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Wednesday
Oct112017

Top Secret Defense Info Hacked

TOP secret technical information about new fighter jets, navy vessels, and surveillance aircraft has been stolen from an Australian defense contractor.

Dan Tehan, the minister in charge of cyber security, on Tuesday confirmed the hacking of an unnamed contractor but did not reveal specific details.

Australian Signals Directorate incident response manager Mitchell Clarke told a conference in Sydney on Wednesday the hackers targeted a small “mum and dad type business” - an aerospace engineering company with about 50 employees in July last year.

He said the firm was subcontracted four levels down from defense contracts.

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