Pentagon computers hacked, several terabytes of data stolen

Computer hackers have once again infiltrated the Pentagon's computer system and this time may have gotten away with some valuable data. The government and the Wall Street Journal are both pointing fingers at China but the Chinese have denied the accusations.

The hackers were able to get away with stealing several terabytes of data all without being detected. The data stolen relates to the joint strike fighter F-35 which is the most costly project in Pentagon's history.

If there is some good news out of this it's that the most sensitive data about the project is stored on non-networked computers which remained safe during the attack.

This is the second successful attack on government computers during the past few weeks. It seems that if you're an IT security professional the government may need your help or it may also take applications from teenagers who are bored on the weekend too.

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