China calls Snowden's stealth jet hack accusations 'groundless'




 
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January 19th, 2015  
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Topic: China calls Snowden's stealth jet hack accusations 'groundless'


China dismissed accusations it stole F-35 stealth fighter plans as groundless on Monday, after documents leaked by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on a cyber attack were published by a German magazine. The Pentagon has previously acknowledged that hackers had targeted sensitive data for defense programs such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, but stopped short of publicly blaming China for the F-35 breach. Defense experts say that China's home-grown stealth jets had design elements resembling the F-35. The Pentagon and the jet's builder, Lockheed Martin Corp, had said no classified information was taken during the cyber intrusion.




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