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Brit hacker admits he siphoned info from US military satellite network

Author: John Leyden / Source: The Register

A UK-based computer hacker has admitted stealing hundreds of usernames and email addresses from a US military communications system.

Sean Caffrey, 25, of Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, broke in and pinched the ranks, usernames and email addresses of more than 800 users of a satellite communications system and of about 30,000 satellite phones, back in June 2014. Exactly how he did it isn’t known: it could be an SQL injection or a web enumeration… the US government isn’t saying. Given it was only email contacts and usernames, we suspect Caffrey didn’t penetrate too far.

Intelligence showed the hack originated from his home internet connection, leading to Caffrey’s arrest…

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