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Two Of The World’s Most Advanced Telescopes Shut Down By The Hackers

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The most advanced telescopes in the world have reported hacks that led to brief shutdowns.

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World’s Most Advanced Telescopes Cybersecurity Incident

According to Space, the National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory, or NOIRLab, of the National Science Foundation said that activities at the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii and Gemini South Telescope in Chile had been temporarily suspended due to a cybersecurity incident that happened on August 1. On Chile’s Cerro Tololo, other, smaller telescopes were also affected.

NOIRLab posted a statement on its website on August 24 saying, “Our staff are working with cybersecurity experts to get all the impacted telescopes and our website back online as soon as possible and are encouraged by the progress made thus far.”

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The Reason Behind The Cyberattacks On The World’s Most Advanced Telescopes

As per the report of Head Topics, it’s unclear precisely what the cyberattacks were or where they came from. In keeping with our devotion to transparency and the security of our infrastructure, the statement said, “We plan to provide the community with more information as we are able to.

Just days before the US National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) warned American space corporations and research organizations about the possibility of cyberattacks and espionage, cyberattacks were launched against NOIRLab’s facilities.

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