A Texas man has admitted hacking into servers owned by an e-commerce company and making off with about $275,000. Jeremey Parker of Houston also copped to charges of breaking into servers maintained by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and causing some $43,000 of damage. The hacking spree spanned a 10-month stretch …
It was obviously way too easy to break in to NASA...
53-page [GAO] Report to Congressional Committees: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d104.pdf
"During fiscal years 2007 and 2008, NASA reported 1,120 security incidents that have resulted in the installation of malicious software on its systems and unauthorized access to sensitive information."
1120 times in a two year period was a bit much!
A diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome should see him right.
After all these years and billions and billions of dollars NASA still isn't watertiight?
The Texan shouldn't be charged with the NASA offence; THEY should be charged with failing to secure their servers.
This is plain neglect.
Now let's see how easily them damn Yankees get him extradited across the Mason-Dixon...
spot the mistake ..
“Parker hacked into SWReg's system, created the money by crediting the SWReg accounts, and then caused that money to be wire transferred to his bank account instead of the accounts of several developerss,”
Ten out of ten if you spotted this bit, "wire transferred to his bank account" ... DOH !!!
"Now let's see how easily them damn Yankees get him extradited across the Mason-Dixon..."
Why would he need to cross the Mason-Dixon line?