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The top cyber official for the Air Force says the service’s space and satellite networks are being constantly hacked by outside groups.

“There’s millions of probes every year into our networks, from every corner of the world,” Gen. John Hyten, the head of Air Force Space Command, said during a Defense Writers Group breakfast, discussing the scale of the cyber threat.

“Those probes come from everything, from nation states down to individuals just curious, down to criminal behavior,” he added.

Hyten — whose command is the service branch component to U.S. Cyber Command — said that five years ago his organization was “very weak” about understanding the threats posed from cyber space but has made progress since then.

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Source: The Hill

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