The Hacker Who Worked on a Navy Nuclear Aircraft Carrier – Alexis C. Madrigal | The Atlantic

U.S. Navy

Nicholas Knight and his hacker crew, Digi7al, were a lot like other hacking crews. According to a Federal indictment filed this week, they broke into computers, took information, posted it, and boasted about their exploits.

 

But there is a key difference: Nicholas Knight was employed by the Navy on the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. He called himself a „nuclear black hat,“ […]

 

Knight was working as sysadmin supporting the ship’s nuclear reactor. But the indictment alleges, he was also hacking Los Alamos National Laboratory, AT&T, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, the Toronto Police Service, and the Navy itself.

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