Hackers Squatted on Primary NASA Networks for 10 Months, Exfiltrated Data from 23 Files

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Unknown hackers used a Raspberry Pi attached without authorisation to a NASA network at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to infiltrate, move laterally across, and then exfiltrate 500MB of data from 23 NASA files over a 10 month period.

The news is among the bleaker revelations for NASA’s security team in an damning audit published this week, which reveals that the unknown attacker went on to successfully access two of the three primary JPL networks.

The audit does not specify who placed the Raspberri Pi — a credit card-sized computer — on the network (it could have been a staffer without malicious intent)

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