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A Chinese destroyer fired a weapons-grade laser at a US surveillance aircraft, US Navy says

  • A Chinese destroyer lased a US Navy P-8A surveillance aircraft with a weapons-grade laser in the Pacific last week, the US Navy said Thursday.
  • A Pacific Fleet spokeswoman told Insider the weapon appeared to be part of the Chinese warship’s close-in weapons system.
  • “Weapons-grade lasers could potentially cause serious harm to aircrew and mariners, as well as ship and aircraft systems,” a US Pacific Fleet statement read, calling the incident “unsafe and unprofessional.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-destroyer-targeted-us-navy-aircraft-with-weapons-grade-laser-2020-2?IR=T

China’s Aircraft Carriers Are Paper Tigers As Long As They Don’t Have Capable Jets

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/chinas-aircraft-carriers-are-paper-tigers-long-they-dont-have-capable-jets-125646?fbclid=IwAR1gUqeMLloKrLw3gCoLCWnrAJfaqBg2lOOpGWoTR8rO6ZsKrQD9CtoG2SY

US says China’s military was behind 2017 Equifax hack that left personal information of 145 million Americans exposed

  • The Department of Justice charged four members of China’s military with carrying out a massive hack of Equifax in 2017.
  • The Equifax breach, one of the largest hacks in history, compromised the data of about 145 million Americans.
  • Attorney General William Barr called the hack “a deliberate and sweeping intrusion into the private information of the American people.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/doj-china-pla-military-hackers-indicted-equifax-2017-breach-2020-2?IR=T

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