Archive for March 30th, 2009

COMSAT Pirates Busted?

It’s hard to find any authoritative English-language reporting on the subject, but it looks like a bust may have gone down two weeks ago of some pirate radio operators in Brazil who were using – abusing – American military communication satellites.

Some details are available here; one of the apparently compromised satellites is said to be “FleetSat-8”, which I’m guessing is a U.S. Navy asset.

The Brazilian pirates have been arrested, but note there’s no mention, anywhere, of whatever security hole they were exploiting being fixed. Hmmn…

Published in: Geekiness, General, Security | on March 30th, 2009 | 1 Comment »