Chinese hackers obtain classified U.S. data on underwater warfare

The USS San Jacinto on the opening day of Fleet Week in 2017.
USS San Jacinto. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

At the beginning of this year, Chinese government hackers retrieved troves of highly classified information regarding undersea warfare, the Washington Post reports.

The details: The hackers stole the data from a Naval Undersea Warfare Center contractor in Rhode Island, per the Post, compromising "hundreds of mechanical and software systems." This hack follows other breaches as China works towards disrupting the U.S. military technology advantages.