Nobody else is taking the threat posed by extraterrestrial alien cybersecurity red teams during an invasion of earth seriously, somebody has to and we decided that this duty falls upon us here at Secjuice. So we reached out to the infosec community to ask its leading experts what they thought of the alien cybersecurity menace.

You may snort at the idea of alien hackers and dismiss the subject as a foolish one, but you probably do not know that we have evidence which suggests that the aliens have already hacked us and even worse, that they seem to be deeply interested in our nuclear arsenals. Over the last few decades a number of high-ranking U.S. military, defense and and intelligence personnel have been reporting unidentified flying objects over areas that contained nuclear weapons and technology.

“All of the nuclear facilities—Los Alamos, Livermore, Sandia, Savannah River—all had dramatic incidents where these unknown craft appeared over the facilities and nobody knew where they were from or what they were doing there,” says investigative journalist George Knapp, who has been studying the UFO-nuclear connection for 30 years.

Nasa veteran Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, tells us that the first time they saw UFO's was over the White Sands desert in New Mexico where the UFO's were "hovering over" the nuclear tests.  He said 'White Sands was a testing ground for atomic weapons and that's what the extra-terrestrials were interested in".

But Have The Aliens Hacked Us?

We know that the aliens are interested in our nuclear capabilities, but have they actually ever hacked us? We believe that they have, six former US Air Force officers went on record and stated that on numerous occasions unidentified flying objets had hovered over nuclear weapons sites and disabled nuclear weapons in the United States and the United Kingdom. Unless these aliens were using the power of their minds to disable those nuclear weapons, we can assume that the aliens hacked them.

This has happened on multiple occasions too, the most famous of which is the 'Montana Incident' which took place at the Malstrom Air Force Base in Montana, home to an installation of Minuteman nuclear missiles. Nearly fifty years ago Robert Salas, a young air force officer stationed at Malstrom witnessed unidentified flying objects hovering over the site of the nuclear weapons. Captain Salas told journalists "I was on duty when an object came over and hovered directly over the site. They shut down 10 Minuteman missiles. And the same thing happened at another site a week later".

He went on to say "It was able to send signals to each of our missiles separately. The guidance and control equipment was upset in each one” and while they may not have called this hacking at the time, it certainly sounds like those computers were hacked.

I think it is safe to assume that if the aliens have the capability to remotely hack the command and control systems on individual nuclear weapons contained safely within their silos, then they have the capability to hack any of our computers remotely.

So What Do We Do?

I have absolutely no idea, but I found this apparent evidence of alien hacking alarming enough to put out the call on infosec Twitter where and consult the boffins, ask them for their opinions on how they thought the aliens would attack us and what we could do against the obvious and clear threat of alien hacking.

CyberSecStu - The aliens will go after the CERT's, the Department of Defense and Five Eyes systems first. They would disable our satellite comms systems and our ability to communicate before moving to destroy our wider communities.

Nic Hartley - They'd probably hit the power grid, phone lines, and internet infrastructure first, but selectively leave people's ability to dial emergency services. (Pretty easy with a digital attack against digital switchboards.) That way, most long-distance comms are dead, but emergency services are still getting flooded with a load of misinformation, like in normal emergencies. And if you can get civilians panicking, the military will be much slower to act, because they'll have to deal with that too instead of just the aliens. They may even introduce fake 911 calls to spread misinformation. Aliens have even done that already by accident -- Orson Wells' broadcast of War of the Worlds caused a lot of panic and false emergency calls.

Chad Celease - Uncle Lymon has been preparing for this since 1976 and has taken every precaution believing the aliens would attack via self-replicating bio-nanotechnology in the water supply.

Bule - They will launch alien malware against us. It is my opinion that modern anti-virus will be unable to protect our computers against advanced alien malware designed to control and monitor our digital lives. Antivirus can barely protect us from human malware and viruses, what hope does it have against the aliens?

ErrorCode6 - My Blockchain-based startup will use AI and the darkweb to produce actionable intelligence on extraterrestrial cyber threats. We're also working to include a galaxy-sized pew pew map for full-spectrum situational awareness.

Secprentice - A civilization with the technology to traverse solar systems probably also has access to something like quantum computers. The invaders would be able to circumvent encryption on our communications and therefore be one step ahead of any defense movements against them.

Cary Hendricks - We have movie documentary evidence that you can hack a spaceship with just a Mac. It caused a cascading failure which then caused a bigger crash than Roswell! I would love to have a go at hacking back against the aliens!

More Evidence Of Alien Hacking?

Over and above the nuclear weapons incidents there have been some downright chilling incidents that were witnessed by security researchers who were just minding their own business and doing their thing when strange things began to happen.

BROS 10- One late night, I was sitting there in my hoodie with 10 bright green terminals open. I navigated my way to Shodan and boom! There it was, a device I had never seen before and a language I've never seen before. Dropped the bad boy into Google translate and suddenly I just got redirected to an FBI page, a second later all my terminals froze and my computer began to vibrate forcing me to get out of my chair for the first time in 4 days. I believe it was the aliens.

James Martindale - Every time I'm away from the computer I suspect the extraterrestrials put bugs in my code. I don't write bugs!! How many times do I have to explain this?? Anyway if you could figure out how to stop this that would be great I'm sick of fixing the bugs in my code caused by this alien menace.

Conclusion

After reading this piece of investigative journalism I have written for your amusement you may still not be convinced that the threat of alien hackers is real, you may still scoff at the thought of UFO's hovering over your computer to hack it or the thought of finding an alien space craft on Shodan. But let me tell you what one of the wisest and most experienced investigators of this phenomenon told me once.

He told me that "the truth is out there" and I choose to believe him.

The wonderful GIF used in this article is called Iron Giant and it was created by Diego Velazquez.