Hacker arrested for breaking NASA servers

A Romanian hacker is paying the piper after allegedly breaking into NASA servers.

Romania’s Crime and Terrorism Investigative Group announced the arrest.

Government Computer News reports the 26-year-old, who goes by the name “iceman,” is charged with hacking into several NASA servers, destroying and restricting access to protected data and ultimately causing $500,000 worth of damage.

He will be tried in Romania, which has no extradition treaty.

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