A hacker penetrated NASA’s network using a $35 gadget from Amazon


A hacker illegally accessed NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
2018 by targeting an off-the-shelf micro-computer called a
Raspberry Pi. The breach was discovered in 2018, but just disclosed
to the public in a June 18 report. In it, NASA details an
“unauthorized” Raspberry Pi that created a portal that allowed
the unknown attacker access to the network for months, until it was
ultimately discovered and patched. For those unfamiliar, a
Raspberry Pi is a $35 micro-computer made popular by any number of
school science projects (mostly involving a blinking light) or its
occasional appearance in hacker movies or TV shows.…
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