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AnonSec Hacked NASA and Attempted to Crash $222M Drone in Pacific Ocean

A private hacking group known as AnonSec has disclosed information, which they claim to have originated from internal network of NASA, showing proof of a pervasive drone weather adjustment program.

AnonSec, the hacker group, has just released 276 gigabytes of data after some of its members seemingly spent many months inside the internal network of NASA. Among this huge junkyard data, which includes personal information of more than 2,400 employees of NASA and over 2,100 flight logs, there is this golden nugget: AnonSec hacked $222 million Global hawk drone and tried to crash it into the Pacific Ocean.

AnonSec explains in a zine that it has purchased an "initial foothold" from a hacker with knowledge of servers of NASA in 2013, and then started experimenting to see how many computers they could breach and hijack. AnonSec found that the credentials of administrators for strongly controlling NASA computers and servers remotely were left without any protection, making it easy for hackers to get into the network and collect more login data with the help of a hidden packet sniffer.

These devices were being used by NASA to download and then backup flight plans from its drone operations. Members of AnonSec rooted these devices also, and later stole some data from the hard drives. Ibtimes.com posted on 1st February, 2016, stating that over many months, hackers continued to map internal network of NASA discovering details of wide range of private and public operations, airbases and aircraft, which include information and video footage relating to the Global Hawk drones and Operation ice Bridge polar ice research mission in 2012 and 2013.

Hackers analyzed some network traffic, and found that NASA engineers were often loading a
scheduled flight plan for most of their drone missions. AnonSec justified their actions stating that NASA and US have engaged in climate engineering tactics since long (cloud seeding or chemtrails), which have manipulated global and local weather. The group is now seeding much more than 275GB of data via Bit Torrent links.

Officials of NASA have not yet reflected on leakage of the information, nor accepted its validity, but it has been verified that released information of NASA employees are real and a drone flight log has been detected, which concur with the story of AnonSec.

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