Scammers hack NASA web site

Thursday - 5/12/2011, 10:30am EDT

A scammer selling cheap adobe software has hacked into a number of NASA websites. Security researchers say the scammers compromised pages on NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Web site. This comes ahead of the final launch of the shuttle Endeavour, scheduled for next Monday. Computerworld reports the hacked pages included swathes of "nonsense text" and interest-catching keywords related to the launch.

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