A New York Times editor’s column on puppies crashed the newspaper’s website. Might the same have happened to NASA? (More)
Jill Abramson, an executive editor at the New York Times, once crashed the newspaper’s website by requesting that readers send in photos of their puppies. This happened after Abramson wrote a column on her Golden Lab puppy, Scout. Meanwhile, NASA confirmed to Talking Points Memo that one of its earth observation satellites was the may have been targeted by hackers:
NASA experienced two suspicious events with the Terra spacecraft in the summer and fall of 2008. We can confirm that there was no manipulation of data, no commands were successfully sent to the satellite, and no data was captured. NASA notified the Department of Defense, which is responsible for investigating any attempted interference with satellite operations.
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