Washington: Chinese hackers have been reportedly trying to monitor and gain access to the technology used by the US in developing military drones.

Manager of threat intelligence at FireEye, Darien Kindlund, who monitored the espionage, said that the Chinese campaign is the largest to be solely focused on drone technology

Kindlund said that the campaign seems to align well with the focus of the Chinese government to build up their own drone technology capabilities

According to the New York Times, the hacking carried out by a group called 'Comment Crew' indicates to China's ambitious drone development program, and would help the government fasten up the development process.