Hacker Attacks Royal Navy Website

A Romanian hacker has embarrassingly gained access to the Royal Navy website.

The site has been taken down at the moment, with the message that the it is "currently undergoing essential maintenance" displayed to would-be visitors.

The hacker in question goes by the name of TinKode, and on his blog he boasts that he used an SQL injection to gain access to data on the site late last Friday evening.

The attack comes after the coalition government's announcement that it will invest £500 million making countering cyber-terrorism a major defence priority, which is needed now more than ever.

Last month, a Strategic Defence Review stated that in addition to international terrorism and natural disasters, cyber attacks from a new generation of sophisticated cyber terrorists were one of the major threats to the UK.

A Royal Navy spokesperson told the BBC that the site had been compromised, but said: "There has been no malicious damage."

TinKode has a list of his hacking achievements on his Twitter account, which also include the recent cracking of the sites of the US Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command, and the US Army 470th MI Brigade.

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