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The United States is warning of potential threats to its satellite networks amid concerns that recent attacks on satellite networks in Europe may soon spread to the United States.
A joint advisory between the Agency for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure and the FBI urges satellite network providers and critical infrastructure organizations that rely on satellite networks to strengthen their cyber defenses due to the increased likelihood of cyberattacks, warning that successful intrusion could create risks in their clients’ environments.
While the advisory from the United States did not mention specific sectors, the use of satellite communications is widespread across the United States.
It is estimated that about eight million Americans rely on satellite communications networks to access the Internet.
Grids are used in a large number of industries, including aviation, government, media, and the military, as well as gas utilities and electricity service stations located in remote locations.
It is believed that the cyber attack was an attempt to disrupt communications through Ukraine during the early stages of the Russian invasion. This is given that Viasat provides a satellite communication service for the Ukrainian army.
He added: “Viasat is working with distributors to restore service to European users affected by this event.” We focus on critical infrastructure and humanitarian assistance.
We continue to make significant progress and multiple resolution efforts have been completed while others are in progress.