AMSAT-NA reports that its main
<www.amsat.org> 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 @amsat.org 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.