Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

Hackers penetrate the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory through the Raspberry Pi and steal 500M data

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The US Department of Justice has confirmed that hackers have successfully penetrated NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory through the Raspberry Pi computer last year. The purpose of the attacker is not clear, but NASA has a lot of confidential information, especially the various experimental data related to human exploration in the universe. At the same time, some data contain the space exploration missions that the United States is planning. Relatively speaking, data leakage poses a lot of security threats to the entire lab.

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According to information released recently, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has staff connecting an unknown Raspberry Pi-board network to its internal network. The Raspberry Pi did not use a network filtering system after connecting to the internal network. The US Department of Justice said that the attack was made possible via an unauthorized Raspberry Pi that had been connected to the lab’s network. The results are that the attacker successfully penetrates the lab intranet through this Raspberry Pi.

Data obtained by hackers include Mars probes, space telescopes, space exploration programs, jet propulsion data, and experimental data for various projects.

Via: ZDNet