Tag: NASA

  • Securing Critical Infrastructure: Lessons Learned from the 2006 NASA Incident

    Securing Critical Infrastructure: Lessons Learned from the 2006 NASA Incident

    In December 2006, NASA was forced to take drastic measures to protect against cyber attacks on its networks, specifically before shuttle launches. The space agency blocked emails with attachments out of fear they would be hacked and reported that plans for the latest U.S. space launch vehicles had been obtained by unknown foreign intruders. This…

  • NASA’s Network Security Breaches: A Brief History

    NASA’s Network Security Breaches: A Brief History

    In 2008, BusinessWeek reported on a series of cyber attacks against NASA’s computer networks. The attacks, which had been occurring for over a decade, were primarily focused on the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Marshall Space Flight Center, and the Kennedy Space Center. It appears that the hackers were able to gain access to the…

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