Items tagged with Weapons

When it comes to some of the most sensational cyberattacks against the U.S., security researchers have often pointed to Chinese hackers as suspects. China has repeatedly denied such charges, but a new report by The Washington Post suggests that Chinese hackers have accessed weapon system designs by targeting U.S. defense contractors. Because the list of systems is confidential, not all of them have been publicly identified, but The Washington Post listed certain systems, including the Patriot missile system, the Black Hawk helicopter, and the F-35 Joint Strike warplane. One of the most disturbing... Read more...
We all know Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) as the company that has historically made high-end workstations for creating and rendering 3D animations for games and movies. But there is a whole other side to the company that many are probably less aware of. This very lucrative part of SGI feeds high-performance computing (HPC) solutions to the government and military. (Interesting tidbit: Silicon Graphics once owned the supercomputing company Cray.) And now it looks like some of SGI's recent implementations are helping to keep the U.S.'s nuclear weapon stockpile in check.  SGI announced that has... Read more...