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Feds: Sailor Hacked Navy Network While Aboard Nuclear Aircraft Carrier 43

Posted by samzenpus
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ClownP (1315157) writes in with this story about a hacker who did some of his work while aboard a nuclear aircraft carrier. " A former sailor assigned to a US nuclear aircraft carrier and another man have been charged with hacking the computer systems of 30 public and private organizations, including the US Navy, the Department of Homeland Security, AT&T, and Harvard University. Nicholas Paul Knight, 27, of Chantilly, VA, and Daniel Trenton Krueger, 20, of Salem, IL, were members of a crew that hacked protected computers as part of a scheme to steal personal identities and obstruct justice, according to a criminal complaint unsealed earlier this week in a US District Court in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The gang, which went by the name Team Digi7al, allegedly took to Twitter to boast of the intrusions and publicly disclose sensitive data that was taken. The hacking spree lasted from April 2012 to June 2013, prosecutors said."
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Feds: Sailor Hacked Navy Network While Aboard Nuclear Aircraft Carrier

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  • by Opportunist (166417) on Sunday May 11, 2014 @09:57AM (#46972181)

    That's the bummer about hacking, you can't brag. If you're black hat, you get caught, if you're white hat, the NDA hits you.

    So, kids, hacking ain't cool. Even if you hack the worlds best secured fortress, it's like doing the once in a lifetime stunt that nobody will believe you did but you forgot to record it.

  • by StormReaver (59959) on Sunday May 11, 2014 @10:11AM (#46972269)

    You're in trouble for bragging about it.

    âoeEssentially I am in trouble for posting all of the stuff on Twitter,â

    And now you're going to prison because you just confessed to it all on public forums.

    Again.

    Your trial is going to be very short, and your sentence is going to be very long.

    It's said that there is no accounting for stupidity, but this is natural selection at work.

Is a person who blows up banks an econoclast?

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