An internal review found that the US Navy and its industry partners are “under cyber siege” from Chinese, Russian, and Iranian hackers, among others, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Chinese hackers, accused of stealing boatloads of sensitive data on US military projects over the years, are reportedly considered the primary threat.
The review paints a dire picture, one that comes despite neither the Navy nor the Pentagon knowing the full extent of the damage.
An internal US Navy review concluded that the service and its various industry partners are “under cyber siege” from Chinese hackers who are building Beijing’s military capabilities while eroding the US’s advantage, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Chinese hackers have repeatedly hit the Navy, defense contractors, and even universities that partner with the service.
“We are under siege,” a senior Navy official told The Journal. “People think it’s much like a deadly virus — if we don’t do anything,…