A Texas man pleaded guilty to hacking into computer networks to steal money. And he admitted breaking into NASA systems that house satellite data. Jeremey Parker of Houston, Texas pleaded guilty to wire fraud. He hacked systems of a Minnesota software company and stole more than a quarter million dollars. Parker also caused damage to servers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. NASA had to spend $43,000 dollars to repair them. Thousands of users were denied access to servers while they were repaired.
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