Sunday, December 03, 2006

P2PNET: US computers hacked

US computers hacked News:- Victor Faur, 26, of Arad, Romania, has been charged with hacking into US government computers, says Associated Press.
Faur, said to have led the "WhiteHat Team" whose main goal was to, "break into U.S. government computers because they are some of the most secure in the world, faces up to 54 years in prison if convicted on nine counts of computer intrusion and one of conspiracy, says the story.

The indictment alleges Faur and his team used the compromised computers to host chat rooms, and also searched the computers for passwords that could be used to gain access to other systems, says, going on:
"The U.S. Attorney's Office stated that NASA lost approximately $1.3 million in data and costs incurred rebuilding the affected computers, while Energy and the Navy together lost about $100,000."

Faur was being prosecuted in Romania on separate computer-hacking charges and will be brought to Los Angeles upon resolution of that case, says AP.


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