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CAPEC-599: Terrestrial Jamming

Attack Pattern ID: 599
Abstraction: Detailed
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In this attack pattern, the adversary transmits disruptive signals in the direction of the target's consumer-level satellite dish (as opposed to the satellite itself). The transmission disruption occurs in a more targeted range. Portable terrestrial jammers have a range of 3-5 kilometers in urban areas and 20 kilometers in rural areas. This technique requires a terrestrial jammer that is more powerful than the frequencies sent from the satellite.
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A terrestrial satellite jammer with a signal more powerful than that of the satellite attempting to communicate with the target.

The adversary must know the location of the target satellite dish.

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+ Example Instances
An attempt to deceive a GPS receiver by broadcasting counterfeit GPS signals, structured to resemble a set of normal GPS signals. These jamming signals may be structured in such a way as to cause the receiver to estimate its position to be somewhere other than where it actually is, or to be located where it is but at a different time, as determined by the adversary.
+ References
[REF-462] Small Media. "Satellite Jamming in Iran: A War over Airwaves". 2012-11.
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
(Version 2.9)
Seamus Tuohy
Modification DateModifierOrganization
(Version 3.1)
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Updated Related_Attack_Patterns
(Version 3.9)
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Updated Description, Related_Attack_Patterns
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