Wednesday, May 11, 2005

CODE BY CISCO STOLEN BY SWEDISH HACKER

In the news: Swedish teenager suspected of hacking into NASA.

A 16 year old boy from Uppsala is at the centre of an FBI investigation into a major spate of hacking attacks on the US military, NASA and IT companies.

The boy was prosecuted in March for breaking into the computer network at Uppsala University, but Tuesday's New York Times reported that this could merely have been a "base" for launching more serious attacks. (TheLocal.se, 05/10/05.)


Here is a press release by the university.

If you search for the hacker's nickname ("Stakkato") on the Russian security site mentioned in the story, you will find two hits.

I bet that Per Hellqvist of Symantec will write a post on this topic on his personal blog.