Report: Hackers seized control of NASA computers
In March 2011, theft of an unencrypted NASA notebook resulted in the loss of the algorithms used to command and control the International Space Station.
March 2nd, 2012
03:06 AM ET

Report: Hackers seized control of NASA computers

By Dan Merica

Hackers targeting sensitive NASA computers have gained access to employee credentials and taken control of systems at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, among other things, a federal report says.

The space agency's inspector general, Paul K. Martin, cited one case involving hackers with IP addresses in China.  In that case, intruders gained "full system access" to change or delete sensitive files and user accounts for "mission-critical" systems at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he said in a report issued this week. FULL POST

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