Chinese hackers got into Israel’s Iron Dome, Canada’s research agency

Earlier this month Israel’s Iron Dome gained some spotlight for intercepting rockets fired by Hamas aimed at Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Kiryat Gat.

On the other hand, Chinese hackers, known for hacking trade secrets including military documents from renowned industry leaders, also got Israel’s Iron Dome data. According to Columbia CyberESI, between Oct. 10, 2011 and August 13, 2012, Chinese hackers got into networks of top Israeli defense firms including Elisra Group, Israel Aerospace Industries, and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

The Iron Dome system was designed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and was later supported by United States. The system was design to detect and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired 4 to 70 kilometers from the Iron Dome.

Experts say that Israel’s Iron Dome is the most tested and precise missile shield in the world as evidenced by number of casualties.

Last week, China reported that they have successfully conducted a missile interception test using its land-based anti-missile system.

Canada government, just recently, accused Chinese hackers of penetrating computers of National Research Council, an Ottawa-based premier scientific research agency.

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