1618981_[TACTICAL] ChiCom Menace
Date 2011-11-23 17:48:29
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On at least two occasions, hackers took over U.S. satellites and targeted their command-and-control systems, a report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission revealed November 16. The incidents involved two Earth observation satellites. While it may be difficult to trace who hacked the satellites, U.S. officials acknowledged the incidents had to come from a nation power. U.S. officials cannot clearly trace the incidents to China, but the report released by the Congressionally mandated commission noted Chinese military writings made reference to attacks on ground-based space communications facilities.