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Old September 15th 18, 09:58 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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https://www.space.com/41834-national...ity-issue.html

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Old September 16th 18, 03:33 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:58:19 AM UTC-6, RichA wrote:
https://www.space.com/41834-national...ity-issue.html


After reading the story, I think the most likely possibility is that some loon
mailed flour or sugar to them, claiming it was weaponized anthrax.

They wouldn't evacuate over a computer virus, and solar observatories don't deal
in secrets (the notion of an apocalyptic solar flare is too remote to take
seriously).

John Savard
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Old September 16th 18, 05:40 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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On Saturday, 15 September 2018 22:33:08 UTC-4, Quadibloc wrote:
On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:58:19 AM UTC-6, RichA wrote:
https://www.space.com/41834-national...ity-issue.html


After reading the story, I think the most likely possibility is that some loon
mailed flour or sugar to them, claiming it was weaponized anthrax.

They wouldn't evacuate over a computer virus, and solar observatories don't deal
in secrets (the notion of an apocalyptic solar flare is too remote to take
seriously).

John Savard


If true, makes you wonder why someone would target an observatory. Unless it was some kind of enviro-kook or Indian upset. Maybe the scope is on some kind sacred land? That's been an issue with other scopes, or its presence threatened a frigging red squirrel.
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Old September 16th 18, 05:48 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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On Sat, 15 Sep 2018 19:33:06 -0700 (PDT), Quadibloc
wrote:

On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:58:19 AM UTC-6, RichA wrote:
https://www.space.com/41834-national...ity-issue.html


After reading the story, I think the most likely possibility is that some loon
mailed flour or sugar to them, claiming it was weaponized anthrax.

They wouldn't evacuate over a computer virus, and solar observatories don't deal
in secrets (the notion of an apocalyptic solar flare is too remote to take
seriously).


Might be related to some cyber security issue. A lot of observatories
like this are on a dedicated, very high speed subnet of the broader
Internet. Maybe somebody used it inappropriately.
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Old September 16th 18, 07:57 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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On Sunday, 16 September 2018 00:48:32 UTC-4, Chris L Peterson wrote:
On Sat, 15 Sep 2018 19:33:06 -0700 (PDT), Quadibloc
wrote:

On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:58:19 AM UTC-6, RichA wrote:
https://www.space.com/41834-national...ity-issue.html


After reading the story, I think the most likely possibility is that some loon
mailed flour or sugar to them, claiming it was weaponized anthrax.

They wouldn't evacuate over a computer virus, and solar observatories don't deal
in secrets (the notion of an apocalyptic solar flare is too remote to take
seriously).


Might be related to some cyber security issue. A lot of observatories
like this are on a dedicated, very high speed subnet of the broader
Internet. Maybe somebody used it inappropriately.


In any case, the FBI isn't talking.
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Old September 17th 18, 02:14 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Might be related to some cyber security issue. A lot of observatories
like this are on a dedicated, very high speed subnet of the broader
Internet. Maybe somebody used it inappropriately.


Would seem to be the most likely reason. I've read there are a number of sensitive military installations nearby.
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Old September 17th 18, 08:10 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Default Solar observatory closed for some kind of "security issue"

Chris L Peterson:
Might be related to some cyber security issue. A lot of observatories
like this are on a dedicated, very high speed subnet of the broader
Internet. Maybe somebody used it inappropriately.


matthewjoly:
Would seem to be the most likely reason. I've read there are a number of
sensitive military installations nearby.


What does that mean? Do you understand that the nature of computer
networking makes proximity irrelevant?

"AURA has been cooperating with an on-going law enforcement
investigation of criminal activity that occurred at Sacramento Peak.
During this time, we became concerned that a suspect in the
investigation potentially posed a threat to the safety of local staff
and residents. For this reason, AURA temporarily vacated the facility
and ceased science activities at this location." --Gizmodo

AURA says that the facility reopened today, September 17.

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Old September 17th 18, 08:44 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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What does that mean? Do you understand that the nature of computer
networking makes proximity irrelevant?


Of course. But a snot nosed Russian hacker in a grey Moscow building may have thought Aura seemed an official enough target given the location.

"AURA has been cooperating with an on-going law enforcement
investigation of criminal activity that occurred at Sacramento Peak.
During this time, we became concerned that a suspect in the
investigation potentially posed a threat to the safety of local staff
and residents. For this reason, AURA temporarily vacated the facility
and ceased science activities at this location." --Gizmodo

AURA says that the facility reopened today, September 17.


Appears the mystery is ended.
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Old September 17th 18, 09:34 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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According to u.s. intelligence, China, the liberal's new darling is the major hacker threat to he u.s and not Russia.
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Old September 17th 18, 10:01 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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The dismal thing is that a NASA technician sitting at a computer desk by manipulating imaging can do more damage to the intellectual wellbeing of a nation than any foreign hacker.

https://epic.gsfc.nasa.gov/

The Earth with a zero degree inclination presently as opposed to the actual rotational orientation of the planet today -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_S...-tilt-23.4.gif


Trying to diminish other nations as rogue while right in the middle of a nation is an academic community acting in the most irresponsible way imaginable.





 




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