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Romanian authorities have arrested a 26-year-old suspected of breaking into NASA's systems, causing damages estimated at $500,000 in the process. Robert Butyka, 26, was arrested on Tuesday in Cluj by officers from the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), who were investigating a string …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Just curious

    'causing damages estimated at $500,000 in the process' - how exactly did he do this and who estimated $500,000 or this that the amount paid into someone's account so that the ridiculously named Iceman can be extradited?

    1. Ru

      Well, it'll be the amount of money they didn't spend on securing the system when it was set up, plus the amount of money they had to spend cleaning up the resultant mess, plus legal fees, plus punitive damages. Simple.

  2. Microphage

    You mean ....

    > Romanian authorities have arrested a 26-year-old suspected of breaking into NASA's systems, causing damages estimated at $500,000 in the process.

    You mean he logged in using the default password that applied to the generic Windows image ..

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    If you're dumb enough

    ...to hack then you're dumb enough to go to prison for a long time - as it should be.

  4. Alister Silver badge

    Was he really arrested in a place pronounced cludge??

    Blimey!

  5. Graham Marsden
    Trollface

    But...

    ... which country is he going to be tried in...?!

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