A hacker claims to have broken into the main website run by the British Royal Navy, www.royalnavy.mod.uk, revealing usernames and passwords of administrators.
The hacker, who calls himself TinKode and is believed to hail from Romania, posted information on the web about the compromise and the sensitive passwords he was able to uncover.
At the time of writing the Royal Navy has replaced its entire website with a static image which simply says:
Unfortunately the Royal Navy website is currently undergoing essential maintenance. Please visit again soon
In the past TinKode has revealed security holes in NASA’s website, and published information about SQL injection vulnerabilities in sites belonging to the US Army.
TinKode’s attack is particularly embarrassing for the British Ministry of Defence, as just last month protecting against cyber attacks was declared in the National Security Strategy to be a…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.