NASA Denies Declare Hackers Took Management of a Drone Midflight
NASA has denied hackers’ claims that they infiltrated the company’s methods and took management of a drone mid-flight.
A hacker group calling itself AnonSec on Sunday posted a doc to Pastebin, an internet site for storing and sharing textual content. The doc was stated to include, amongst different issues, NASA program descriptions, hundreds of worker contacts, and logs of flights made by unmanned automobiles.
The group additionally claimed to have as soon as briefly taken "semi-partial management" of a GlobalHawk UAV by substituting its personal digital flight plan for the official one.
NASA on Tuesday denied that it had misplaced of management of the drone in any method.
"Definitively, our GlobalHawk staff advised me, the craft was not compromised," a NASA consultant informed NBC Information in a telephone name.
In a separate assertion, the company additionally stated that there’s "no proof to point the alleged hacked knowledge are something aside from already publicly obtainable knowledge."
The hackers’ doc not solely described the alleged breach, however accused NASA of being complicit in a number of extensive-ranging conspiracies, together with "chemtrails," a supposed program by which the federal government aerially spreads poisonous chemical compounds.
NASA didn’t touch upon this or a number of different accusations leveled within the doc. It did say in its assertion, nevertheless, that "NASA takes cybersecurity very critically and can proceed to completely examine all of those allegations."