Chinese Military Suspected in Hacker Attacks on U.S. Satellites

MUOSTony Capaccio and Jeff Bliss report in Bloomberg:

Computer hackers, possibly from the Chinese military, interfered with two U.S. government satellites four times in 2007 and 2008 through a ground station in Norway, according to a congressional commission.

The intrusions on the satellites, used for earth climate and terrain observation, underscore the potential danger posed by hackers, according to excerpts from the final draft of the annual report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The report is scheduled to be released next month.

“Such interference poses numerous potential threats, particularly if achieved against satellites with more sensitive functions,” according to the draft. “Access to a satellite‘s controls could allow an attacker to damage or destroy the satellite. An attacker could also deny or degrade as well as forge or otherwise manipulate the satellite’s transmission.”

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6 Responses to Chinese Military Suspected in Hacker Attacks on U.S. Satellites

  1. Dunzain October 28, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    If somebody hacks the GPS systems we are screwed

  2. Dunzain October 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    If somebody hacks the GPS systems we are screwed

  3. Anonymous October 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    I figured the Chinese would be too busy getting summary executions to learn how to hack.

  4. Redacted October 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    I figured the Chinese would be too busy with summary executions to learn how to hack.

  5. Anonymous October 29, 2011 at 12:14 am #

    And so the War on uncensored Internet begins.

  6. JaceD October 28, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

    And so the War on uncensored Internet begins.

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