The United States Space Agency (US) released a report that was quite surprising. Reports say the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) data was successfully stolen through a small computer.
The findings were revealed thanks to NASA’s audit report. Reports revealed that the Raspberry Pi computer was used to steal JPL data. Small sized computers are connected to the JPL network and have undetected access to files for 10 months.
Launching Ubergizmo, Tuesday (06/25/2019), to enter the JPL mission network, the Raspberry Pi is used in a combination of external accounts infiltrated. There are around 500 megabytes of data in 23 stolen files. Luckily, the two files have limited information about Curiosity’s rover mission on Mars.
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During the investigation, JPL was found to have security weaknesses which reduced the laboratory’s ability to prevent, detect, and reduce attacks that target its systems and networks.
As a result of the discovery of this hack, NASA questioned the integrity of the data from its Deep Space Network. Several systems related to space flights from networks at JPL were decided temporarily.
In addition, the audit report states, JPL does not separate data properly, even external partners such as contractors and foreign space agencies are not limited to systems and approved applications.
“Improving JPL’s security controls and increasing supervision by NASA is very important to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of agency data,” the report said.
NASA’s JPL is managed by Caltech. JPL is in charge of managing all robot missions on Mars next to probes that have been sent to Saturn, Jupiter, and so on.