Saturday, October 29, 2011

China Suspected In Hacking Into US Satellites (News Roundup)

Illustration of Landsat-7 satellite. Courtesy of NASA

Hackers Targeted U.S. Government Satellites -- Threat Level

Hackers interfered with the operation of two U.S. government satellites in 2007 and 2008, according to a report to be released next month from a congressional commission.

The hackers obtained access to the satellites through a ground station in Norway, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, which first reported on the information contained in a report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The satellites are used for climate and terrain monitoring.

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More News On Hackers Targeting US Satellites

China key suspect in US satellite hacks: commission -- Reuters
Chinese military suspected of hacking US satellites -- Sydney Morning Herald
Chinese Military Blamed For Hacking U.S. Satellites -- Information Week
US Satellites hacked by Chinese Military says Congressional Commission -- Slash Gear
China gained control of two US satellites -- Tech-Eye
China suspect in US satellite interference: report -- AFP
Were US Satellites Hacked by the Chinese Military? -- Gizmodo
Report: U.S. Satellites Attacked by Chinese Hackers -- PCMag
Suspected US satellite hacking attacks: Reaction -- BBC

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