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ID:

705

Date:

2014-11-12

Headline:

Chinese hack U.S. weather systems, satellite network

Reporter's name:

Mary Pat Flaherty, Jason Samenow and Lisa Rein

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Washington Post

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Satellites and systems that help predict weather were vulnerable to hackers, an inspector general’s report warned in 2014 just months before suspected hackers from China compromised NOAA networks, throwing weather models into disarray.

Notes:

The Washington Post used FOIA to obtain the Inspector General’s report. The Post noted that the report sought “immediate management attention.”

Keywords:

cybersecurity, weather, satellite, China, hacking, hackers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, Department of Commerce, DOC, National Weather Service, NWS, security, watchdog, inspector general

URL:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/chinese-hack-us-weather-systems-satellite-network/2014/11/12/bef1206a-68e9-11e4-b053-65cea7903f2e_story.html


Agencies:

DOC
DOD
NOAA

States:

DC
FL
NJ
VA

Categories:

air safety
environment
space
technology


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