Top defense contractor was target of extended Chinese cyberattack

05/3/2013 | Bloomberg

A U.S. defense contractor where former CIA Director George Tenet once served as a director and that has links to the famous weapons lab belonging to "Q" in the James Bond stories was the target of a multi-year hacking effort by Chinese cyber-spies that compromised the bulk of its top-secret data, security experts say. The cyberattack against QinetiQ North America -- which supplies satellites, software and drones to the U.S. military -- was conducted by a Shanghai-based hacking team with ties to the Chinese military, which has been linked to 141 major cyber incidences.

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