Chinese hack of Newport Navy contractor is ‘very serious,’ Reed says

Chinese hack of Newport Navy contractor is ‘very serious,’ Reed says


(MM) TONIGHT, WE’RE HEARING FROM RHODE ISLAND’S SENIOR SENATOR ABOUT—- THE HACK OF A CONTRACTOR THAT DID WORK FOR THE NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER. (HE) THE WASHINGTON POST SAYS CHINESE HACKERS WERE ABLE TO GET THEIR HANDS ON LARGE AMOUNTS OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER STEVE NIELSEN TALKED TO SENATOR REED TODAY — HE JOINS US LIVE IN STUDIO WITH THE NEW DETAILS. ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POST… THE NAVY AND F-B-I ARE NOW INVESTIGATING THE HACKS… U-S SENATOR JACK REED SAYS HE REACHED OUT TO THE NAVY AS WELL SAYING THE HACK IS VERY SERIOUS. THE NEWS FROM NEWPORT MADE MAJOR HEADLINES NATIONALLY… SATURDAYS FRONT PAGE OF THE WASHINGTON POST… READS “CHINESE HACKERS STOLE NAVY MATERIAL” MONDAY …. U-S SENATOR JACK REED REVEALED TO EYEWITNESS NEWS HE’S TALKED WITH THE NAVY’S TOP OFFICER AND CALLS THE HACK “VERY SERIOUS.” it involved information that in itself may not have been classified but cumulatively is very revealing of programs. THE REPORTS SAY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HACKED A CONTRACTOR THAT WORKS WITH NAVAL UNDERSEA WPOR WARFARE CENTER IN NEWPORT… SPECIFICALLY … THE REPORT SAYS ON INFORMATION TO DEVELOP A SUPERSONIC ANTI-SHIP MISSILE TO BE USED ON U-S SUBMARINES BY 2020. REED…. THE TOP DEMOCRAT ON THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE…. SAYS HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THOSE RESPONSIBLE ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE… AND THAT THE NAVY STOPS IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN. HE SAYS THIS IS AN ISSUE OF CONCERN ACROSS THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. particularly non classified information because they’re kept on systems that are not as rigorously protected and it applies to not just underwater war fare but every type of platform were producing. NEITHER THE NEW YORK TIMES OR THE WASHINGTON POST IDENTIFIED WHICH CONTRACTOR WAS HACKED. W-P-R-I DOT COM REPORTER TED NESI GOES IN-DEPTH ON THE HACK AND ITS IMPACTS ON OUR WEBSITE W-P-R-I DOT COM IM STEVE NIESLEN

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