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Hacker breached NOAA satellite data from contractor's PC


Nextgov - (National) A report released by the Office of the Inspector General found that satellite data was stolen from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) contractor's personal computer in 2013, which allowed a hacker to extract data from NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service system through a remote connection. The report found the administration had several security deficiencies and security bugs in its satellite software that remained unfixed, among other findings.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:21:08