The Russians are Screwing with the GPS System to Send Bogus Navigation Data to Thousands of Ships!!!
All critical national infrastructures rely on GNSS to some extent" — and the Russians have started hacking it
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April 13, 2019 - by Jim Edwards for businessinsider.com
- All critical national infrastructures rely on GNSS to some extent" — and the Russians have started hacking it
On May 15, 2018, under a sunny sky, Russian President Vladimir Putin drove a bright orange truck in a convoy of construction vehicles for the opening of the Kerch Bridge from Russia to Crimea. At 11 miles long, it is now the longest bridge in either Europe or Russia.
As Putin drove across the bridge, something weird happened. The satellite navigation systems in the control rooms of more than 24 ships anchored nearby suddenly started displaying false information about their location. Their GPS systems told their captains they were anchored more than 65 kilometres away — on land, at the Anapa Airport.
This was not a random glitch, according to the Centre for Advanced Defense, a security think tank. It was a deliberate plan to make it difficult for anyone nearby to track or navigate around the presence of Putin, C4AD says...