US and NATO Satellites are vulnerable to Russia and China Cyber Attacks


All these days we have seen nations like US and UK criticizing other countries like Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran for launching cyberattacks against their national infrastructure.

But now, new research conducted by a defense think tank says a different story. It’s believed that US and NATO command and control systems are themselves opening up their vulnerabilities to be exploited by hackers being funded by their adversaries.

Yes, what you’ve read is absolutely true!

Chatham House, a non-profit organization which helps the world understand international crisis has come up with the above-said conclusion after analyzing different threat analytics related to space assets.

As attacks on satellites can wreak havoc on communications and strategic weapons, nations will for sure interested in intercepting them for their own means.

It is a kind of modern warfare where vulnerabilities will be scanned to be exploited.

Chatham House says that countries like Iran and North Korea do not have the expertise to launch such attacks. But Russia and China have all the sophistication to make things serious.

As the United States is failing to cut down the influence of China and Russia on the world. It is on the verge of inviting a national security risk.

Meanwhile, as the trade conflicts between China and Donald Trump are deteriorating with every passing day, China is alleged to have adopted an offensive cyber strategy by having state-sponsored hackers on a constant backdrop to retaliate to trade and security conflicts on an international note.

As Military of every nation relies heavily on satellites, intercepting those related to certain countries can give an upper hand to adversaries during increasing tensions says the UK think tank.

As nations are relying heavily on cyber warfare, satellites of US and NATO are termed to be super-vulnerable to cyber attacks by ‘The Royal Institute of International Affairs’. As it leads to a deep impact on decision making of how different operations are conducted, proving fatal to military systems which in-turn negatively influence the making of political decisions.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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