‘Plane hacker’ says “I got bored, so I hacked NASA”
A hacker who is notoriously believed to be involved in several plane hacking revealed that he hacked the famous U.S space agency NASA just because he was bored.
During Digital Age Summit in Istanbul, Roberts spoke to Anadolu Agency (AA) and said he enjoyed exploiting the vulnerabilities in cyber securities from big institutes like NASA.
He said, “We have found that the communication security between the satellite and land systems is not well encrypted. We were able to access the system by passing NASA’s International Space Station access control measures,” .
Roberts Stressed that there are no unbreakable systems, and the transport companies should take serious steps to protect their networks from being hacked as suggested by “Good hackers”.
There was an investigation on Roberts by Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in 2015 for the suspected hacking of an airplane’s computer system via in-flight wireless Internet
In a search warrant provided by Federal Bureau Of Investigation(FBI) to the federal court,the FBI stated that Roberts had admitted of hacking entertainment systems on flight through in flight internet almost 15 and 20 times between the years 2011 and 2014
In an affidavit Roberts claimed that through in flight hacking he had accessed the controls of the flight and caused planes to drift sideways.
However Roberts, who is also popularly known as “Plane Hacker” insists that he did all the hacking just for showing the vulnerabilities in systems available in aviation industry.