Cyber attack threatened WA astrophysicists' shot at gravitational waves, colliding neutron stars

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Astrophysicists at WA's Zadko telescope had just learned about the detection of a monumental deep space event involving two neutron stars colliding — which they had been hoping to find for years — when they came under sustained cyber attack.

Period17 Oct 2017

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  • TitleCyber attack threatened WA astrophysicists' shot at gravitational waves, colliding neutron stars
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC News online
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date17/10/17
    DescriptionAstrophysicists at WA's Zadko telescope had just learned about the detection of a monumental deep space event involving two neutron stars colliding — which they had been hoping to find for years — when they came under sustained cyber attack.
    Producer/AuthorNicolas Perpitch
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-17/cyber-attack-almost-costs-team-look-at-colliding-neutron-stars/9055816
    PersonsDavid Coward