Defense Contractors, Who Worked on Israel’s Missile Defense System, Had Big Chunks of Sensitive Info Stolen
In the latest outbreak of violence between Hamas and Israel, the Israeli government credits Iron Dome, the Israeli missile defense system, with preventing the more than 2,000 rockets fired by Hamas from causing major death or destruction.
Now, Brian Krebs in KrebsonSecurity reveals that three defense contractors responsible for building Iron Dome were hacked and huge amounts of intellectual property was stolen. And, as it turns out, the likely culprits weren’t Palestinians or Iranians or anybody else in the Middle East. Okay, the hackers were from the “East.” Only it was the Far East.
Cybersecurity expert Joseph Drissel noted, “the attacks bore all of the hallmarks of the ‘Comment Crew’” a prolific and state-sponsored hacking group associated with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and credited with stealing terabytes of data from defense contractors and U.S. corporations.” For Brian Krebs’ account of the breach as well as what contractors can do to prevent them in the future, go to KrebsonSecurity.