A Romanian I.T. graduate faces court in the USA today. He has been accused of hacking systems from NASA, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Energy Ministry as well as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Goddard Space Flight Center. He is accused of altering data as well as installing IRC Deamons.
Victor Faur, 22-year-old from Arad, Romania, can be convicted for 12 years in prison, and paying up to $2 million in damages as claimed by NASA for repairing their systems.
Faur, who is said to lead an online group named “White Hat Team” was arrested by Romanian authorities after being alerted by the Unites States. He denies being a member of any group and repeatedly said to have hacked the systems only to proof their vulnerabilities. “Everything was a game, I did not want to hurt anyone,” was his defense.