Thursday, November 11, 2010

Romanian Hacker takes down Royal Navy web site

A Romanian hacker known as 'Tinkode' who has been connected to attacks on sites run by Nasa and the US Army took down the Website of the Royal Navy!! The cause of the attack is believed to be an SQL code injection vulnerability. Such methods have been used in the past to trigger major security breaches.

Tinkode's activities appear to be have been more mischievous than dangerous...

Currently the site displays a window notifying visitors that the site is undergoing essential maintenance.

The attack comes just days after the pan European Cyber-war simulation. The drill attempted to recreate a co-ordinated effort to cripple network infrastructure throughout Europe, and test international cyber defence systems and agencies......codenamed 'Cyber Europe 2010'.

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