Targeting of universities' maritime military secrets
Date of report
  • March 2019
Chinese hackers targeted twenty-seven universities in the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia as part of a scheme to steal research about maritime technology under development for military use.
Suspected victims
  • University of Hawaii
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Washington
  • Duke University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Yes