Thursday, January 24, 2013

AMSAT Website Hacked, Taken Offline

AMSAT-NA reports that its main <> website was the victim of a cyberattack in mid-January. The amateur satellite organization said some of the website's data, including non-public information, was posted on other publicly-available websites. However, it said neither the AMSAT store nor the Fox project website were compromised and e-mail service was not affected, either.

To protect against the possibility that unwanted or illegal material was uploaded to the website at the time of the attack, the main website was shut down and an upgrade effort that was already in progress was accelerated. There was no word at press time as to when the site would again be fully functional.