An Australian F-35 Lightning II jet. Sensitive data about Australia’s stealth fighter and P-8 surveillance aircraft programmes were stolen when a defence subcontractor was hacked using a tool widely used by Chinese cyber criminals, officials said. Photo: Royal Australian Air Force

Hackers use ‘China Chopper’ tool to steal Australia F-35 stealth fighter data from defence firm

Information about the P-8, an advanced submarine hunter and surveillance aircraft, was also stolen

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An Australian F-35 Lightning II jet. Sensitive data about Australia’s stealth fighter and P-8 surveillance aircraft programmes were stolen when a defence subcontractor was hacked using a tool widely used by Chinese cyber criminals, officials said. Photo: Royal Australian Air Force
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