Hopeful Anonymous Member Attempting Mars Curiosity Rover Hack

By Gary Cutlack on at

Security researchers who spend their days monitoring the chat logs of Anonymous IRC users have found some insane boasts of future hacks, with one user requesting help in hacking NASAs newest Mars rover.

The claims come via security team Flashpoint Partners, which found an Anon user calling himself MarsCuriosity requesting help in accessing NASA's feeds. The specific request asked for "Anyone in Madrid, Spain or Canbarra who can help isolate the huge control signal used for the Mars Odyssey / Curiosity system please? The cypher and hopping is a standard mode, just need base frequency and recordings/feed of the huge signal going out. (yes we can spoof it both directions!)."

Whether this is an idle boast of a rogue member or a genuine hacking attempt we can't tell, we'll just have to wait to see if images of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall start appearing on top of NASA's imagery. [RT]