US Aircraft Carrier HACKED In The South China Sea?

Even an aircraft carrier is not exempt for cyber attacks. In this case, it appears that a China hacking group attempted to use the Enfal malware via email to compromise their system. The attack was not successful as the Navy knows how to protect itself from many kinds of attacks. There have been many cyber attacks emanating from China around the South China Sea issues. 

As Written and Reported By Ryan Pickrell for Daily Caller:

Chinese cyber criminals reportedly attempted to hack a U.S. aircraft carrier in the South China Sea a day before a tribunal discredited its claims to the area, according to the Financial Times.

The hackers sent an infected document resembling an official message to foreign government officials visiting the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The message contained Enfal malware designed to break through security systems and possibly collect information on maneuvers and policies. This type of malware can also download additional viruses.

The attack occurred July 11, one day before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague ruled against China’s vast claims to the South China Sea. At the time, the USS Ronald Reagan was conducting security patrols in the South China Sea.

The U.S. Navy said that the hackers were unsuccessful. The USS Ronald Reagan’s classified information was not compromised by the….

Full Story Here:

China Hacked A US Aircraft Carrier In The South China Sea | The Daily Caller

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  • Bull_Snake

    Interesting statement but lacks understanding of the Russians. Do you remember Putin’s opinion of Bush I? He said that Bush never lied to him. They did not always agree but he never lied to him. They would much rather work with someone who disagrees with them but is honest than someone who is totally dishonest.

  • Webb

    The world of cyberspace is dangerous to
    All..☆☆☆

  • ONTIME

    Would it not be great to see how many of their radar installations could suddenly go down…?