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Chinese hackers took over NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Inspector General reveals
FOX ^ | 03/01/12 | FOXNEWS

Posted on 03/01/2012 3:05:47 PM PST by Doogle

Chinese hackers gained control over NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in November, which could have allowed them delete sensitive files, add user accounts to mission-critical systems, upload hacking tools, and more -- all at a central repository of U.S. space technology, according to a report released Wednesday afternoon by the Office of the Inspector General.

That report revealed scant details of an ongoing investigation into the incident against the Pasadena, Calif., lab, noting only that cyberattacks against the JPL involved Chinese-based Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

Paul K. Martin, NASA’s inspector general, put his conclusions bluntly.

“The attackers had full functional control over these networks,” he wrote.

JPL is a jewel in NASA's space technology crown.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; chinahacking; clintonlegacy; computersecurity; hackers; jpl; nasa; nasajpl; nationalsecurity; obamaville
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

deport and defund

21 posted on 03/01/2012 4:18:46 PM PST by mcshot (What happened to the US flags at the Presidential podium?)
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To: Don Corleone

All your servers are belong to us

22 posted on 03/01/2012 5:11:39 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Doogle

Obama is Gaius Baltar and the Chinese will one day come on US like the Cylons. I hope there is at least one Battlestar Galactica that is off the computer network.

23 posted on 03/02/2012 8:30:08 AM PST by ravager
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

They’re upset, because during the Clinton administration, they just got any information they wanted as long as they paid for it. Thanks Doogle.

24 posted on 03/05/2012 6:33:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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