Skip to comments.Chinese hackers took over NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Inspector General reveals
Posted on 03/01/2012 3:05:47 PM PST by Doogle
Chinese hackers gained control over NASAs 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, NASAs 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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deport and defund
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.
They’re upset, because during the Clinton administration, they just got any information they wanted as long as they paid for it. Thanks Doogle.