Chile: the ALMA worldwide radio telescope sufferer of a pc assault

Chile: the ALMA worldwide radio telescope sufferer of a pc assault

“Saturday October 29, at 06:14 am (11:14 am Belgian time), the ALMA observatory in Chile suffered a cyberattack on its laptop programs,” the observatory stated on its Twitter account. ALMA stated the assault pressured it to droop “astronomical observations and its web site”, whereas its e-mail providers “function in a degraded method”. “The assault didn’t compromise both the antennas or any scientific knowledge,” stated ALMA, a three way partnership between European, American and Japanese companions, in cooperation with Chile. The Atacama Massive Millimeter Array (ALMA) has 66 antennas situated greater than 5,000 meters above sea degree on the Chajnantor plateau within the Atacama Desert and employs greater than 300 folks. The pc assault has not but been claimed. (Belga)

Chile: the ALMA international radio telescope victim of a computer attack

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