National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) which is gaining popularity for its poor cyber security rather then it’s actual work is again under attack, this time by hackers from Ecuadorian h4x0r Team who successfully hacked and defaced two official sub-domains of the agency yesterday.
The hacked sub-domains belong NASA’s Virtual Wave Observatory (VWO), providing uniform and robust access to distributed space plasma wave and radiation data, metadata, and services for the waveoriented Heliophysics research community.
Hackers left a deface page along with a simple note on both hacked domains which was described in following words:
Happy day baby..Ecuadorian h4x0r Team
Links and mirrors of hacked domains along with their Zone-h mirrors are available below:
This is not the first time when NASA is under cyber attacks, in past several of its servers have been found vulnerable to cyber attack and in June 2012, hackers even managed to hacked 4 sub-domains of the agency.
At the time of publishing this article, both sites were restored and working online.