American Military Satellites can Hack even Hackers, Amateurs –
US military officials have expressed concern about the level of cybersecurity of modern US military satellites.
According to them, not only space powers, such as Russia and China, can hack satellites, but also amateur hackers.
According to Deputy Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Air Force Paul Selva (Paul Selva), the United States is much inferior to Russia and China in the field of cybersecurity in outer space.
“Space is a real open space. If you have enough fans with telescopes, you can detect all the satellites in the low Earth orbit. If you know where all these fans are, you can accurately display their GPS coordinates, and compare them with the time when they saw the object you are interested in. Thus, we obtain a ready target detection system, “Selva quotes SpaceNews as saying.
According to representatives of the Ministry of Defense, the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China are developing jamming generators and signal interceptors that can disrupt the work of American satellites. Selva added that both Russia and China have “sophisticated radar systems and sophisticated systems of space detection,” which are more than enough to detect satellites.