It is interesting to me that people doubt hackers could have played a part in these accidents. It’s not that it’s probable, but that it is extremely possible due to the nature of the navigation systems in use by the Navy today. As has been said for years, these problems will only continue to get worse as more and more systems are automated and moved from legacy to more digital formats.
Either there is some foul play somewhere in the midst of this fiasco, or someone is inept. This needs to be resolved quickly and the Navy needs to do their due diligence in investigating the possibility of foul play from the hacker community. Articles have been popping up as of late discussing fears of hacking related to nuclear weapons. This is a serious threat, and the past has proven that we do not always protect our military assets as well as we should.