Satellite hack attacks pose ‘catastrophic’ risk

Researchers are warning that space assets are ripe targets for cyber criminals, hackers and terrorists, reports TechWeekEurope.

Hackers pose risks to satellites and space-based communications technology, prompting the need for a radical review of cyber security to avert potentially catastrophic attacks.

Researchers from Chatham House’s International Security Department have warned that much of the world’s critical infrastructure, such as communications, air transport and defence systems, is dependent on space-based infrastructure.

 

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