Chinese hackers breach satellite, defense companies
Security researchers at Symantec identified a major breach of satellite operators, defense contractors, and telecoms in the U.S. and southeast Asia by Chinese hackers. Symantec reported that the hack was likely driven by national espionage efforts working to intercept military and civilian communications. The hacks had the capabilities of changing the orbital positions of devices and disrupting traffic. “Disruptions to satellites could leave civilian as well as military installations subject to huge disruptions,” according to a technical director at Symantec.