Another leak, this time it's personal. Plus: Trump launches Space Force, he Command
No spacecraft were damaged in this incident.
A server containing personal information, including up-to-date security data, and former NASA employees may have been hacked and their data stolen, and today they surfaced.
According to an internal notice distributed Tuesday in the workforce, the US Space Agency investigated in mid-October whether two of its employees were employees or not. The records were compromised and it was discovered that one of them may have infiltrated by rogues has been.
It was also feared that this sensitive personal information would be deducted from the hijacked server. The agency's top company emphasized that no space missions were affected and identity theft protection was offered to all workers concerned (past and present). Since then, the IT staff at the Bureau of the Civic Center has secured the servers and scoured other systems to make sure they are fully defended.
Anyone who joined, left, or was transferred to the Agency between July 2006 and October According to NASA bosses, 201
"Following the discovery of the incident, NASA's cybersecurity staff immediately took steps to protect the servers and the data they contain," says assistant Gibs Gibbs memo. 19659005] "NASA and its state cybersecurity partners continue to examine the servers to determine the extent of potential data exfiltration and identify potentially affected individuals, which will take some time to complete, with ongoing investigations being a top priority, and" Senior leadership is actively involved NASA does not believe that any agency missions were endangered by the cyber incidents. "
In a statement to The Register a NASA spokesman told us today:
We have NASA It took almost two months to inform employees, although it was of the highest priority and what exactly came out. "We can not go into detail on the data," a spokesperson said, adding, "2 CFR 200.79, however, defines PII as" … information that can be used to distinguish or track a person's identity either alone or in combination with others or to identify information that is linked or linked to a particular person. "
Additional coverage by Richard Speed.
In Other Space News … President Donald Trump has today instructed the Pentagon to found the US Space Command, the service personnel from all corners of the armed forces Uncle Sam is deployed and is expected to assume the space-related national security functions previously performed by the United States Strategic Command.
This is all part of the President's desire to create a new branch of the military forces known as the Space Force will counter any moves by Russia or China to disrupt or destroy US satellites or interfere with other US space operations.
It is crucial that Trump can not persuade the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives to abandon its Space Force Dreaming can be an attempt n set up another way to build a separate, space-oriented military branch. Space Command will be led by a four-star Senate or Admiral, and US President Mike Pence will find out more details on how it will develop over the next few weeks.