The Web Site Of The Royal Navy Hacked By Romanian Computer Whiz

November 9th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

November 9, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The website of the Royal Navy was hacked into by a computer whiz kid who dabbled in security of the Internet. He confessed his action which prompted the authorities to take the site off the web.

The hacker boasted of his deeds via his blog post. TinKode, as the Romanian national is known is said to have been able to completely penetrate through the navy’s security, last Friday.

This breach in security occurred within just a few days of the announcement by the coalition government that it was going to tackle cyber crime in earnest. This was, in fact, being considered as one of the most major defense priorities.

The Strategic Defense Review had spelled out the major types of threats for UK. Cyber attacks constituted one of those threats with the others being International terrorism and natural disasters.

Although the government had approved of cuts in its front line military service, an astounding amount of £500 million had been allocated by the same government to fight cyber crimes. The funds came out of the public exchequer naturally.

The money is expected to ascertain the protection of various databases of the military sites, all of which continue to remain classified.

This particular instance of hacking has embarrassed the defense chiefs no end and one wonders how well UK is equipped to combat a cyber crime, more serious in nature.

TinKode has been lauded by fellow computer buffs and other hackers in the meantime, all of whom posted congratulatory comments on his blog post.

The website, www.royalnavy.mod.uk now displays a message which tells the public that the site has been closed and is undergoing maintenance at present.

Graham Cluley, the senior security analyst of Sophos said that the hacker could access the Navy’s blog and Jackspeak along with Global Ops.

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