Russia-backed hackers stole sensitive intelligence from US defense contractor, say intelligence officials

Russia-linked hackers stole confidential intelligence on the US defense contracting firm Lockheed Martin that would have helped Russia’s military and intelligence agencies develop more advanced missiles, multiple intelligence officials told The Next, citing US officials and intelligence sources.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter publicly, said they were unable to provide additional details.

A Lockheed Martin spokeswoman confirmed the theft of the stolen documents.

Lockheed Martin and other US defense contractors have faced growing scrutiny in recent months for what the US has called cyber attacks that have targeted their networks.

Last month, US President Donald Trump said the US was “totally dependent” on Russian assistance in defeating ISIS, though he also called the Russian government a “rogue nation.”

The US also accused Russia of hacking the Democratic National Committee and other Democratic organizations in an attempt to help Trump win the election.

Lockheed said it had reported the hack to the US Department of Defense and was working to resolve the matter.

The Pentagon declined to comment.

The theft of documents from the Lockheed Martin website is not the first time Russian intelligence has sought to steal classified documents from American defense contractors.

Earlier this year, Russian intelligence officers leaked confidential information on the American defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton to the website WikiLeaks, prompting the company to shut down its operations.

Lockheed and other defense contractors also face scrutiny for what they say are efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

The intelligence agencies of the United States and other countries, including Russia, have accused Russia, which has denied meddling, of being behind the hacking of the Democratic Party.

Last year, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a report on how US and European intelligence agencies were trying to influence U.S. politics and influence the election in the U.K. and France.

It said Russian intelligence had used a variety of techniques including the use of fake websites and the manipulation of social media platforms to spread disinformation about U..

S.-based companies and candidates.

The Russian government has denied any interference in the 2016 election.