Raspberry Pi used to steal data from NASA lab

A tiny Raspberry Pi computer has been used to steal data from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the space agency has revealed. The attacker who used the device to hack the network went undetected for about 10 months, reports the BBC.

Jun 24th, 2019
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LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif., - A tiny Raspberry Pi computer has been used to steal data from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the space agency has revealed. An audit report reveals the gadget was used to take about 500MB of data. It said two of the files that were taken dealt with the international transfer of restricted military and space technology. The attacker who used the device to hack the network went undetected for about 10 months, reports the BBC. Continue reading original article

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

June 24, 2019 -A simple single-board computer was used to steal 500MB of data from NASA's JPL. NASA reported the breach in an audit recently released. The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive SBC popular with hobbyists and to teach basic computer science skills. The wide open architecture of the coupled with what the BBC called "weak internal security controls" at the JPL allowed the attacker to bounce around the internal network to steal data from 23 files, though NASA did not disclose the nature of the stolen data.

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