Anonymous Security (AnonSec) has affirmed that it has seen valuable data from the National Aeronautics & Space Administration and compromised one of the space department’s remote controlled airplanes, forcing NASA to conduct an examination, which has challenged the credibility of the statements.
AnonSec labeled the declared tool OpNasaDrones, and claims to have accessed a lot of drone trip records, contact information and names and phone numbers of NASA staff members, according to the documentation that was uploaded online. The Anonymous hacking group declared that they even tried to change the course of the space agency’s Global Hawk drone, and wanted to crash it.
However, the space agency informed Fox News website that it possesses no proof that the information that was said to be hacked, was anything other than the information that is already openly obtainable. In an email sent to Fox News, NASA said that their scientific work belongs to the public, and everything they do should be openly made available on the internet for the people to read. After making this clear, they further added that their drones were never hacked and they take online security very, very seriously.
— AnonSec (@Anonops_Live) August 24, 2015
The hackers collective says that it targeted NASA due to the organization’s weather technology and geoengineering operations. The hackers then went on to mention their interest in “chemtrails,” the leftover materials from cloud-seeding missions. The group’s claims were made during a time when government data security was under tight examination.
In 2015, a group of unknown hackers took more than twenty-one million Social Security numbers in a massive attack on federal data at the Office of Personnel Management. The strike originated from a serious IRS security violation that affected tax insights from more than hundred thousand homes in America. The corporation supervising the well-being of the United States atomic reactors, has always been subjected to criminals. Pointing out a central examination, the Nextgov web page revealed that machines at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were hacked successfully on a variety of events. A couple of strikes were carried out by people from other countries, and another one originated from an unnamed person, as mentioned on the Nextgov website.
Nile Nickel, Cellular Reconciliation SME at Balance Engines & chief executive officer for Data Analysis, also told Fox News that AnonSec has discovered loopholes in the online safety systems of various other corporations. “AnonSec have been in existence for quite a while – they commonly define security weaknesses and declare ‘Hello there, here is something messed up that you might want to look at and get it sorted out,‘” he said. “They have examined lots of different websites – anything from professional businesses to banking institutions and government agencies.”