WASHINGTON: A hacker infiltrated NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory network with a tiny Raspberry Pi computer, stealing sensitive data, and forcing the temporary shutdown of space systems.
The attack of April 2018 remained undetected According to an audit report published on June 18, an investigation into the perpetrator is still ongoing.
A Raspberry Pi is a $ 35 device sold for about $ 35 that connects to home TVs and is primarily used to teach children how to code and calculate in developing countries.
Before the discovery, the attacker was able to filter 23 files with a data volume of approximately 500 megabytes, according to the report of NASA's Office of Inspector General.
These included two restricted files from the Mars Science Laboratory mission dealing with the Curiosity Rover and information regarding the internals "More importantly, the attacker successfully accessed two of the three primary JPL networks" it in the report.