Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wonderful ...

Do we need to insist our defense contractors detach from the Internet and relearn how to work with legal pads and carbon paper?

Because I'm not sure we should be doing cutting edge research for our forces and China's forces, too:

Designs for many of the nation’s most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry.

Among more than two dozen major weapons systems whose designs were breached were programs critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships, according to a previously undisclosed section of a confidential report prepared for Pentagon leaders by the Defense Science Board.

It's not a wonder that I drink. It's a wonder I don't drink more.

UPDATE: No big deal?

U.S. officials on Tuesday attempted to downplay a new government report that found Chinese hackers gained access to some of the country's major weapons systems, saying the compromised information was of "lower sensitivity."

I hope it was not sensitive.

Of course, in my less lucid moments I hope that revelations like this are designed to increase the credibility of the accuracy of fake leaks that our counter-intelligence people are carrying out. But that's crazy talk, right?