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NASA networks hacked 13 times during 2011

NASA networks hacked 13 times during 2011

Paul Martin, the NASA inspector general, told a Congressional panel on NASA security about 13 successful hacker attacks on its networks last year. He also complained about lack of financing because only $58 million of $1.5 billion annual IT budget were spent by The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on cyber security.

"Some NASA systems house sensitive information which, if lost or stolen, could result in significant financial loss, adversely affect national security, or significantly impair our nation's competitive technological advantage," Martin said in his testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Martin also shared details on some cyber-attacks targeting NASA networks. In November last year hackers penetrated the network of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. They gained full access to the JPL system, compromised the most privileged JPL user accounts and accessed other JPL networks. This attack was performed from China-based IP addresses.

Another attack on NASA systems allowed attackers to compromise accounts of more than 150 agency`s employees.

In 2010 and 2011, NASA reported 5,408 computer security incidents that resulted in the installation of malicious software on or unauthorized access to its systems. These incidents spanned a wide continuum from individuals testing their skill to break into NASA systems, to well-organized criminal enterprises hacking for profit, to intrusions that may have been sponsored by foreign intelligence services seeking to further their countries objectives. Some of 2 these intrusions have affected thousands of NASA computers, caused significant disruption to mission operations, and resulted in the theft of export-controlled and otherwise sensitive data, with an estimated cost to NASA of more than $7 million - Martin said in his testimony.

This is a huge number of incidents even for such a big organization. Vulnerabilities that are not patched in-time, or are just patched partially  could lead to serious problems. NASA should change its approach to information security, because the organization has access to technology that if in wrong hands can cause much damage not just to the United States, but to countries all over the world.

The full testimony is accessible here:  
http://oig.nasa.gov/congressional/FINAL_written_statement_for_%20IT_%20hearing_February_26_edit_v2.pdf

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