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Cyber sunk: Hackers find flaws in IT security on new Navy vessel
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:07:30 -0500 (CDT)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/24/cyber-sunk-hackers-find-flaws-it-security-new-navy/

By Shaun Waterman
The Washington Times
April 24, 2013

The Pentagon is moving to fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities on the Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), after computer systems that control the $440 million USS Freedom were hacked by a “red team” of network penetration testers, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday.

An anonymous government official told the agency that the team found “major deficiencies” last year in the computer security on the Lockheed Martin Corp.-built Freedom.

The cybersecurity flaws join pre-existing questions about the $37 billion program to build ships intended to operate inso-called littoral waters, those close to shore.

The Freedom, the first of the new LCS ships to be deployed, sailed to Singapore last month for eight months to test its staffing and logistics operations.

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