[ISN] Hacker attacks Royal Navy website

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 01:21:02 -0600 (CST)

The Independent
8 November 2010

The Royal Navy Website has been taken offline after it was "compromised" 
by a hacker, the Ministry of Defence said today.

A Navy spokesman said no "malicious damage" had been caused by the cyber 
attack, which was now being investigated by security teams.

A hacker operating under the name TinKode claimed to have compromised 
the site on Friday.

He was also reported to have posted user names and website data on the 

Visitors to the Navy website this morning were greeted with the message: 
"Unfortunately the Royal Navy website is currently undergoing essential 
maintenance. Please visit again shortly."


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