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Author Topic: Hackers had 'full functional control' of Nasa computers  (Read 1814 times)

AdrianH

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Hackers had 'full functional control' of Nasa computers
« on: March 03, 2012, 08:36:10 AM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17231695


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Hackers gained "full functional control" of key Nasa computers in 2011, the agency's inspector general has told US lawmakers.

Paul K Martin said hackers took over Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) computers and "compromised the accounts of the most privileged JPL users".

He said the attack, involving Chinese IP addresses, was under investigation.

In a statement, Nasa said it had "made significant progress to protect the agency's IT systems"............ (more)


Presumably they have now plugged the firewall in?  ::)


I think the real question here is should any American agency be allowed near a computer? The world is simply not safe while anyone can just walk in and gain controll of systems like this.
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Re: Hackers had 'full functional control' of Nasa computers
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 07:12:52 PM »

As Homer is prone to utter: "D'oh!:doh:
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AdrianH

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Re: Hackers had 'full functional control' of Nasa computers
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 07:18:25 PM »

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Mr Martin outlined how the agency suffered "5,408 computer security incidents" between 2010 and 2011.
"D'oh!" "D'oh!" "D'oh!" "D'oh!""D'oh!""D'oh!""D'oh!" ................................. :lol:
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