More NASA Network Break-ins (Update)

Iranian 'Cyber Warriors Team' takes credit for NASA hack, MSNBC

"A group of Iranian student hackers known as the Cyber Warriors Team claims to have stolen the personal information of thousands of NASA researchers. The Cyber Warriors Team boasted in a May 16 Pastebin post that it exploited a secure sockets layer (or SSL) vulnerability in the space agency's website to swipe "information for thousands of NASA researcher[s] with emails and accounts of other users." In the hackers' poorly worded English message, "How and reasons to Hack NASA SSL Certificate," the group said the security glitch still exists, and leaves the agency open to more malicious attacks."

NASA denies Iranian cyberattack, CSO Data Protection

"NASA said it discovered the Pastebin post within hours and launched an investigation of the claims. "Although the investigation is ongoing, all results thus far indicate that the claims are false... At no point were any sensitive, mission, or classified systems compromised," Beth Dickey, a NASA spokeswoman, said in an email."

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