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China Hacked American Satellites

China Hacked American Satellites

Added: Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission claimed that the Chinese gained control of two American satellites. However, it wasn’t even this year. Media reported that nobody revealed any information about the hack at the time, which was between 2007 and 2008. Today, the data is about to be made public in the report published by US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.


It appeared that the 2 American satellites, namely Terra AM-1 and Landsat, were interfered with 4 times. Meanwhile, the intruders had control of the satellites for two to twelve minutes each time. The report confirmed that the control the intruders had over the satellites allowed them to damage or destroy the machines, as well as to block or falsify information they transmitted. Both of the satellites were only used for observing the climate and terrain of the planet, and there is no evidence that the intruders have ever misused their control.


Nevertheless, the hack caused fears in the American military establishment. Success of the Chinese with those two satellites meant that they could, in theory, take over control of satellites having more sensitive functions like those used by the American military and different intelligence agencies for reconnaissance and communication.

The report of the organization never said clearly whether the intruders behind the hacks were state-sponsored or not. Of course, the fact that the information has been made public by the American-China Economic and Security Review Commission, coupled with the fact that the targets appear consistent with Chinese military plans in case of open war, looks like a little hint. The Eastern military strategy centers on disabling the enemy’s space systems along with the ground infrastructure through which the country is controlled as part of any assault.

According to further information, both Terra AM-1 and Landsat were controlled from the Svalbard Satellite Station located far in Norway. The station in question is known for frequent use of the Internet for transferring and gaining access to the files. The speculations are that the hackers could get into the Svalbard Satellite station’s system through its online connection. Thus far, no denials from China have hit the web.

November 3rd,2011

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Date:  Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Comments (10) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2011-11-03 13:36:52)
No avatarCyber warfare anyone? and what they were doing was probably just a test. this is not good. Thanks Sam for the post

posted by (2011-11-03 20:30:43)
hrg avatarGood luck to them they can have America might calm the Americans down a bit make it part of the world not a 12 yr old babysitter to the rest of the world..

posted by (2011-11-04 00:24:13)
AnalLint avatarGut check

posted by Blocked (2011-11-04 02:21:14)
No avatarbut look at how many times America has hacked every other countrys mititary and Satellites and nothing has been said

posted by Turtle (2011-11-04 04:07:18)
bigcow2k avatarthe yanks are already scared of china...this would make them shit their pants

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2011-11-04 08:48:54)
fusseltier avatarchina is the republicans and corporations best buddy.
they could care less what happens as long as they make profits right now.
i don't think the yanks are scared of china just yet, china doesn't have the logistic capability yet like america does, nor the weapons and technology, only because they haven't stolen them yet...
i think it will be at least 10 years before china would have the ability to mobilize mass forces to be able to do anything other than in asia.
thank god india is there, and the other countries that surround china to keep them in check for a while...
the world has to stop buying chinese garbage, it only funds their military and keeps their one party rule...

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2011-11-04 08:51:06)
fusseltier avatarthe main thing the americans should have learned already is not to rely on satellites like they do. they should have known that for some time already but appear to always put all their eggs in one basket. not to mention, they never learn from the past.

posted by (2011-11-04 14:46:14)
RUkiddin avatarPerhaps it would be more impressive if they launched their own spy satellites and didn't need to tap into ours!
Some of those Sat systems allow user control, not really a huge ordeal. Sounds a bit alarmist.
China has accomplished hackers, they will always claim to have superiority.
Thanks for Post
Rock ON!

posted by Turtle (2011-11-05 00:17:40)
bigcow2k avatarlol, why bother building a sat which costs millions/billions when you can "borrow" one whenever needed? it's far more cost effective this way, and much safer than having your own sat which poses the risk of being hacked and used against you. besides, China's beating them at their own game... what goes around comes around...straightforward karma, only that this time the bully gets bullied. Remember: The Art of War came from china and they've been using it for centuries.

I remembered quite some time ago, USA sent a spy plane over to China. Result: China shot down the plane, which consequently made the yanks really pissed off and demanded that china return their plane. So, china then dismantled the plane and sent them back to USA in pieces. Action speaks louder than words, so they say...

@fusseltier I wouldn't be so confident in saying china has not the adequate technology. Who knows if they had it already but not showing it. And they probably have already stolen some useful techs, according to the latest post here on ET. If they do already own the tech, they must be doing a really good job at not having the information easily available to be hacked, unlike the US.

Don't know about u guys, but i reckon china is trying get back to be a powerful force it once used to be before western forces arrive with corrupt influences.
Just my 2 cents, don't mean to offend anyone if i already did

posted by (2011-11-05 06:33:08)
rebornawareness avatarI heard that china became communist because american and european bankers, corporations etc funded the communist side in the war so the good chinese lost and left china to settle in taiwan. Moreover american tax payers paid(via crooked gov't) for many businesses and corporations to move to china. Therefore china is what we made them. Look for the puppeteers.

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