An interesting interview had been posted on Wired with Gary McKinnon about what he actually found whilst penetrating the US government networks. After allegedly hacking into NASA websites — where he says he found images of what looked like extraterrestrial spaceships — the 40-year-old Briton faces extradition to the United States from his North London […]
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It is a little over the top, this guy used over the counter kiddy tool and ‘hacked’ into systems because of blank passwords. Not rocket science, and apparently the machines he had access to were air-gapped, or segregated from the networks containing sensitive information, so the charges are greatly trumped up and are NOT relative […]
It turns out Gary McKinnon got sloppy, that’s why he got busted. He forgot the computers he was comprimising were in a completely different time zone, and as he was using remote control software, the person in the office saw their mouse moving around. We have reported about this guy before, when he was fearing […]
I don’t know what he was thinking really, tampering with US military or governmental systems without some SERIOUS protection. A British man accused of being behind the largest ever hack of US government computer networks could end up at Guantanamo Bay, his lawyer has claimed. Gary McKinnon, from London, denies causing $700,000 (Â£400,000) damage to […]
So an interested piece of news I spotted today is about Jose Bautista, an 18 year old from Miami-Data, USA who was arrested and charged with hacking school to change grades. It seems he’s being dealt with fairly harshly, which is a trend with ‘hacking’ related crimes nowadays. We did have a story similar to […]
It’s not surprising really, when I learned that the recently retired NASA space shuttle was still using 5.25″ floppy drives – I suspected that much of the NASA IT architecture was probably antiquated. Also the recent SCADA related security scare, indicated the industrial and large-scale systems probably aren’t the most secure around. Combine those two […]