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Naval Hackers Broke Into The F-35 Logistics System Exposing More Huge Weaknesses – Business Insider

November 16, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

When computer “hackers” working for the U.S. Navy succeeded in breaking into the computer logistics system that controls the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 Joint Strike Fighter earlier this year, they did the company a favor: allowing it to fix a critical vulnerability in the $396 billion program.

Now, as the Marine Corps prepares to set up its first operational squadron of F-35s next week, some experts say other security risks may lurk within such a large and highly networked weapons support system.

One concern: Lockheed shored up political backing for the F-35 by choosing suppliers in nearly every U.S. state. But having such a large and widely dispersed group increases exposure to cyber attacks, said Ben Freeman, national security investigator with the non-profit Project on Government Oversight.

“Even if Lockheed has top-notch cyber security, it’s still vulnerable if its subcontractors are vulnerable,” he said.

via Naval Hackers Broke Into The F-35 Logistics System Exposing More Huge Weaknesses – Business Insider.

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