Ships fooled in GPS spoofing attack suggest Russian cyberweapon

To Inform is to Influence

GPS signals of 20 ships in the Black Sea were hacked to indicate they were 32km inland plainpicture/Tilby Vattard

I put a report out on this some time ago, but nobody seems to have caught the significance. 

This is active GPS spoofing on a fairly large scale. 

This article explains the significance and the practicalities of putting a GPS spoofer into action in an easily understood format. 

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Reports of satellite navigation problems in the Black Sea suggest that Russia may be testing a new system for spoofing GPS, New Scientist has learned. This could be the first hint of a new form of electronic warfare available to everyone from rogue nation states to petty criminals.

On 22 June, the US Maritime Administration filed a seemingly bland incident report. The master of a ship off the Russian port of Novorossiysk had discovered his GPS put him…

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