Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists
Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster
Brit admits breaching the US military satellite network!
A computer hacker that is based in the UK has admitted to stealing hundreds of email addresses and usernames from a US military communications system. The hacker behind this breach is 25-year-old Sean Caffrey from Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands.
Caffrey hacked into the US system and took the ranks, usernames and email addresses of more than 800 users of this system back in 2014. Exactly how he managed to gain access isn’t known to the authorities. The US government has said that considering it was only usernames and email addresses he can’t have penetrated too far.
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