Companies like Amazon, OneWeb and few others are planning to launch thousands satellites in the orbit in near future – for the improvement and maximizing in the area of communication and media. The security measures taken for these satellites are limited hence leaving them vulnerable to cyber attack or a cyber warfare.

Due to lack in security implementation in a satellite frameworks, hackers could easily take control of them and damage the services. On the mundane end of scale, hackers could easily shut them down or cause denial of service by jamming or spoofing the signals which can result in critical infrastructure failures.

The hacked satellites can literally deny operations in transportation system, electric grids, optical networks and many infrastructures.

The need for security implementation should be taken care of as soon as possible otherwise the innovations will start to results in failure of the society.

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