Hackers steal JSF data from Pentagon computers
Published: Tuesday 21 April 2009 10:16 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday 21 April 2009 10:16 UTC Radio Netherlands
Hackers have stolen information on the Joint Strike Fighter from the Pentagon computer system. In The Wall Street Journal, US government officials say the computer system has been broken into several times in the last two years.
The hackers targeted companies involved in the development of the JSF. Although it is unclear what information was stolen, countries could use the information to improve their defences against the new fighter plane.
The JSF is America's most expensive defence project ever. The Netherlands is also considering buying the JSF to replace its F-16 fleet.