Cyber Round Up: Hacking in Outer-Space; N.Korea and Cyber; Shadow Brokers and NSA
Outer-Space Hacking a Top Concern for NASA’s Cybersecurity Chief (Bloomberg Law): Many of NASA’s projects in space have lasted longer than they ever expected, which causes problems when it comes to security. A recent article explained that while the longevity of these projects provides masses of valuable information, it is only a matter of time before someone hacks the outdated computer systems. Some specific concerns articulated in the article involve the commandeering of spacecraft as well as potential complications in partnerships with Russia. The full post can be read here.
- DHS Head: North Korea more of a cyber threat (The Hill): The most imminent threat from North Korea may not be nuclear after all, a recent article says. DHS Secretary John Kelly said it is much more likely that Kim Jong Un would take action in the cyber realm. The article discusses the current situation with North Korea, but doesn’t go in depth into North Korea’s cyber capabilities. The full interview with Secretary Kelly will air Sunday, April 16 on Meet the Press. The full article can be found here.
Shadow Brokers Redux: Dump of NSA Tools Gets Even Worse (Lawfare): The Shadow Brokers, who first emerged last summer when they released information on hacking devices used by the NSA, have come back with another big disclosure. A piece written for Lawfare explains that the group’s ultimate motivation is financial gain, as they are holding an auction for the new batch of information. The post says that the new info would supposedly include operational notes from the NSA’s targeting of banks in the Middle East. The post says this would be the most crippling action against the NSA since Snowden, and could have diplomatic repercussions as well. The full post can be found here.