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Joint Strike Fighter plans stolen in Australia cyber attack

“A spokesman for the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), a government agency, said the government would not release further details about the cyber attack” writes Min Read for Australian Defence Force/Handout via REUTERS SYDNEY (Reuters) – A hacker stole non-classified information about Australia’s Joint Strike Fighter program and other military hardware last year after breaching the network of a defense contractor, the defense industry minister said on Thursday.The attack on the defense contractor was carried out by a “malicious cyber adversary”, it said.The ACSC said in a report on Monday that it responded to 734 cyber attacks on “systems of national interest” for the year ended June 30, and the defense industry was a major target.

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