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It sounds like the imaginings of science fiction writers. However cyber experts warned yesterday that hackers could send the world back to the 1960s by hijacking satellites dotted around space, creating havoc below.
Our overwhelming reliance on space technology makes us acutely vulnerable were it to ever break down or be deliberately sabotaged. For those gathered at the conference on national security and space at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) yesterday it was an issue they felt needed to be confronted more openly.
Originally posted by thorfourwinds
Can you imagine the ramifications if a hacker were able to take control of a drone?
Can you imagine the ramifications if a hacker were able to take control of a cooling systems computer at a nuclear power plant?
Say, Indian Point.