Monday, 4 April 2011

NASA cybersecurity report: ISS, Hubble, Shuttle vulnerable when hackers penetrated NASA network

The office of NASA's Inspector General released a report this week titled "Inadequate Security Practices Expose Key NASA Network to Cyberattack," which details pretty much what it says on the tin: the International Space Station, the Hubble telescope, the space shuttle, and other key assets were made vulnerable back in 2009 when hackers penetrated the NASA computer network that controls them. The vulnerabilities have since been addressed, but NASA still lacks a recommended cybersecurity oversight progam to reduce future risks. From a related story in the Huntsville Times: Also in 2009, hackers stole 22 gigabytes of export-controlled data from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and opened links between the NASA network and 3,000 foreign IP addresses. NASA has closed the worst holes in its system, according to the audit released Monday, but other risks will remain until NASA establishes IT safeguards for the entire agency. NASA says it will do that by the end of the fiscal year Sept. 30. NASA said in a statement Tuesday that its chief information officer will work with NASA centers, including Huntsville's Marshall Space Flight Center, to make sure computers are secure. And more about the past intrusions, directly from the NASA Inspector General's report:...

Source: http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/V5YbKkPATrw/nasa-cybersecurity-r.html

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