Romanian hacker disrupts NASA communications

A Romanian hacker has been charged with running amok on more than 150 US government computers. Victor Faur, 26, of Arad, Romania, allegedly launched attacks that disrupted the systems of NASA, the Energy Department, and the Navy. Victims were faced with bills estimated at $1.5m to sort out the mess.

Faur, suspected leader of a hacking group called the WhiteHat Team that's blamed for the attacks, faces nine counts of computer hacking and one count of conspiracy, offences punishable by up to 54 years imprisonment. Faur is also being prosecuted on separate computer crime offences in his native Romania. US authorities plan to seek Faur's extradition after the conclusion of the case.

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I think they should give the man a job, It's clearly that is better than their "experts", 54 years and nerve this kind of talent it's a crime.

And by the way caesar, if you think that kid is stupid, do that yourself, do something like that yourself. I dont think you know but there are some peoples in this world we call home, who do this for living, they crack the best sites, the ones we think are secured to prove they are weak and lots and lots of peoples pay huge for this, but also there are some kind of too proud, mindless and stupid organizations who rather throw this kids in jail than appreciate the service they are doing.

In this case, if NASA will let this go, they will lose a god IT security specialist (who can crack can also fix ). So I encurage this kind of activity, witch give a slap to the proud ones, who think they are the best and no one can touch them.

SO, GO NASA AND HIRE THIS GUY HO GIVE YOU A SLAP.


SEE YA

Quote - danycata said @ #13
I think they should give the man a job, It's clearly that is better than their "experts", 54 years and nerve this kind of talent it's a crime.

Yes, if anything, they should offer the guy a well-paid job, as he's obviously much more talented than the idiots at Nasa&Co. :laugh:
But as they are probably far too stupid for this, I hope he will be hacking still some more :P

Yet another stupid script kiddie got pwned. What he tought he is invincible? They all go down eventualy.

Proud for something illegal? Be proud of Brancusi, Eminescu, and so on, not with some stupid kid with too much spare time letting other innocent people unemployed due of their actions. Get a life stupid ignorants.

stupid ****ed up goverments **** them... they r just so lame... 54y for hacking ? and when someone kill he gets what ? 25y ? .. well **** u, u ****en stupid goverment... sue me if u dont like what i said

Err, that's 25 to life, or even death. Thanks for confirming your complete ignorance of the judicial system. More likely, he will plead down to a 5-7 year sentence with some pretty hard core restrictions to computers afterwards.

54 years imprisonment. Ive seen peadophiles get smaller sentences then that for mutiple cases of abuse. Sickos.

They'll probably find him, then the police will let him go after a few days. This always happens in Romania, the most corrupt country I know.

I hope the romanian government never agrees with the extradition.

When that american soldier killed one of our rock stars Teo Peter on romanian soil, the americans never gave him to us to convict him by romanian laws and he's not even in prison!

I hope they will never catch Victor!

It looks like 1.5 million dollars is more important than a man's life for the american government!

Quote - guylaroche said @ #1.1
So, clearly, to you hanging on to old hurts is more important than justice.....

54 years in jail to you is fair for hacking? 54 years could mean his whole life and if not, he will be 80 something when he gets out...and for what?? MONEY! In my opinion jail is only suitable a punishment for rapists and murderers...no other people deserve jail time!!

Computer crime should only have financial consequences, not physical consequences like take someone's freedom forever because he hacked into a government system!! I will never follow justice because I don't agree with it!

Quote - guylaroche said @ #1.1
So, clearly, to you hanging on to old hurts is more important than justice.....

looks like you have no ideea what justice means... sad...