NASA says observation satellite ‘hacked’

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, October 28, 2011 16:48 EDT
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Photographers at a NASA shuttle launch on Feb. 24, 2011.
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NASA said Friday afternoon that one of their observation satellites had been “hacked” twice, but they declined to place blame, according to a report by Talking Points Memo.

Officials said they were forming a group to beef up security, and insisted they’d regained control of the Terra AM-1 satellite, which is used to observe geological changes. The Pentagon has also been notified of the hack.

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Photo: NASA Goddard Photo and Video.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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