Hacker steals Nasa shuttle plans

Design data lifted from 'closed' server

Officials at Nasa were left red-faced last week after it emerged that a hacker had snuck onto the organisation's network and made off with design data about future space vehicles.

Some 43MB of of data, including a 15-page PowerPoint presentation for a shuttle design that featured detailed engineering drawings, were copied from one of Nasa's 'closed' servers.

The data was uploaded to an FTP server and then leaked to a ComputerWorld reporter as proof of the hack. According to the ComputerWorld website, a hacker going by the name of Rafa is responsible for the break in.

News source: vnunet.com

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