According to the agency's inspector general hackers gained full functional control of key NASA computers in 2011. Mr. Martin outlined how the society suffered 5,408 processor safety incidents between 2010 and 2011. NASA said it was working to apply the security improvements Mr. Martin recommended in his statement.
In one event an unencrypted notebook computer was mislaid containing details of the algorithms the arithmetical models used to manage the worldwide Space Station. In the file, he outlined how investigators supposed the attack had concerned Chinese-based internet protocol [IP] addresses.