NASA facing rise in cyberattacks

NASA has seen increased malicious activity from both nation-state hackers and cybercriminals who have begun to target the US space agency’s systems and staff working from home during the global pandemic.

Mitigation tools and measures put in place by NASA’s Security Operations Center (SOC) were successfully able to block a wave of cyberattacks though the agency has reported seeing double the number of phishing attempts and malicious sites being blocked as well as an exponential increase in malware attacks.

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