TinKode arrested for suspected hack of NASA and Pentagon servers

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Police in Romania believe that they may have apprehended the notorious hacker TinKode, who in the past has hacked into government and military websites, exposing their poor security.

The 20-year-old man, named as Razvan Manole Cernaianu, allegedly attacked Pentagon and NASA computer systems, revealed security holes, and published information about SQL injection vulnerabilities he had discovered.

The Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) has said in a statement that the alleged hacker also offered a computer program to hack into websites on his blog, and published a video showing internet attacks he had orchestrated…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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