Compromise of computers associated with the Joint Strike Fighter program
Date of report
  • April 2009
  • Sneaky Panda is among some of the actors suspected to be behind this incident.
Computers associated with the U.S. Air Force's Joint Strike Fighter (also known as the F-35 Lightning II) project at Lockheed Martin, also known as the were compromised. The similarities between the F-35 and the Chinese J-20 have fueled speculation that the Chinese government may have been behind the compromise.
Suspected victims
  • U.S. Department of Defense
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Military
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown