Romanian Man Indicted for Hacking Into U.S. Govt. Computers


Victor Faur, a 26 year old Romanian national, has been indicted by the United States on charges that he led a group of hackers dubbed "WhiteHat Team" to illegally break into upwards of 150 government computers from agencies including NASA, the Department of Energy and the Navy, the Associated Press reports via MSNBC.com.

The costs to agencies of Faur’s computer system hacks are estimated to be around $1.5 million, according to the AP.

Faur, of Arad, Romania, will be charged with nine counts of computer intrusion and a single count of conspiracy, and he could be sentenced to as many as 54 years in prison if found guilty of all charges, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office said, the AP reports. Romanian Man Indicted for Hacking Into U.S. Govt. Computers - Security Feed - News - CSO Magazine

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