Add another one to the list.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the latest federal organization to be hacked. Four websites operated by the organization, who manages the weather satellites that provide data to the National Weather Service among other responsibilities, we’re hacked and disrupted “leading to down-time by weather satellites.”
According to NOAA Spokesman Scott Smullen, “NOAA staff detected the attacks and incident response began immediately… Unscheduled maintenance was performed by NOAA to mitigate the attacks.”
In July, the Inspector General released a report that found an extensive list of “high risk” vulnerabilities that the organization’s satellites and weather information systems faced.
Click here for the Washington Post article that broke the story.