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[ISN] Man admits hacking into NASA, e-commerce servers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Feb 24 2011 - 08:55:45 GMT

By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
The Register
24th February 2011

A Texas man has admitted hacking into servers owned by an e-commerce
company and making off with about $275,000.

Jeremey Parker of Houston also copped to charges of breaking into
servers maintained by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and
causing some $43,000 of damage.
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The hacking spree spanned a 10-month stretch starting in December 2008
with the breach of systems owned by SWReg. A subsidiary of Digital River
of Minnesota, the company manages royalties for independent software
developers. “Parker hacked into SWReg's system, created the money by
crediting the SWReg accounts, and then caused that money to be wire
transferred to his bank account instead of the accounts of several
developers,” a press release issued by the US Attorney's office in
Minnesota said.

The NASA servers Parker hacked gave paying members of the scientific
community access to oceanic data being sent to Earth from satellites.
Eventually, the data was made available to everyone.


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