Brazil hackers mistake NASA for NSA in spying payback

Sep 17, 2013
A view of the Vehicle Assembly Building on September 11, 2009 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Hackers have hit back in retaliation for US cyber-spying on Brazil but mistook the US space agency NASA for the National Security Agency (NSA), a news website reported here Tuesday.

Hackers have hit back in retaliation for US cyber-spying on Brazil but mistook the US space agency NASA for the National Security Agency (NSA), a news website reported here Tuesday.

"Some activists decided to protest this US practice but it seems that they picked the wrong target," a specialized blog of the Brazilian news portal Uol said.

"They hacked NASA's web page and left the message: Stop spying on us," it said.

The hackers' message also called on the United States not to attack Syria.

A NASA spokesman confirmed that a Brazilian last week posted a political message on a number of NASA websites.

"At no point were any of the agency's primary websites, missions or classified systems compromised," said NASA spokesman Allard Beutel.

"We are diligently taking action to investigate and reconstitute the websites impacted during web defacement incident," he said.

The attack followed recent disclosures that the NSA spied on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's email communications and on the state-run energy giant Petrobras.

The disclosures were based on documents obtained by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Brasilia slammed the alleged spying as "unacceptable" and demanded explanations from Washington.

Rousseff, who spoke by telephone with US President Barack Obama about the affair late Monday, was expected to announce Tuesday whether she will go ahead with a state visit to Washington that had been planned for October 23.

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John92
1 / 5 (5) Sep 17, 2013
hahahaha
TheGhostofOtto1923
1 / 5 (5) Sep 17, 2013
I dunno - NASA lofts the spysats that the NSA uses so theyre probably not far off the mark. And as we know, both are extensions of the US military.

Recon and surveillance are primarily military in nature except for when they are part of an economic initiative. But then again, in china for instance economic and military aggression are equivalent.
Milou
1 / 5 (10) Sep 17, 2013
NSA should be easy to hack. After all, they take all our data to spy on. All one needs to do is put out some emails with some vicious virus inside some codes. Sit back and watch NSA freak out with all their system invaded and crashing.
Humpty
1.3 / 5 (15) Sep 17, 2013
NASA - a "civilian" space program with a military oversight committee......

NASA is merely a token label over the pentagons space weapons program.

It was largely run by refugees from Germany - a few thousand of them who had work experience in rockets...

Arsenal of Hypocrisy

https://www.youtu...apNEASPk

90% of everything NASA does is war crime activities - Fuck NASA.

People go "Oh Nazi" - blah blah blah - it's NOT the uniform, it's the state of mind - and it's pretty fucking common - the creation of orders and they obeying of orders without consideration of the consequences to others.
meerling
3 / 5 (2) Sep 18, 2013
That's rather funny.
Another bunch of script kiddies show that their ability to read is rather limited.
You'd have thought the pictures of rockets and astronauts would have clued them in even if they couldn't read English.
As to being able to mess with NASAs webpage, it's not exactly a difficult thing, just a really stupid one.
Humpty
1 / 5 (12) Sep 18, 2013
The people of the world should derail their fucked up evil governments....

I'd like to see all the countries that have nukes, have them blow up in their own silos....

LOL

Good one NASA...

JijiDuru
5 / 5 (3) Sep 19, 2013
@Humpty:

You're so far off the mark that I can hardly imagine what kind of cool-aid you're serving three times a day. Get a grip dude, and good one.
Neinsense99
1.9 / 5 (8) Oct 26, 2013
In attacking rocket science, they show they are no rocket scientists.