NASA said hackers broke into its computer systems 13 times last year, stealing employee credentials and gaining access to mission-critical projects in breaches that could compromise U.S. national security. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration spends only $58 million of its $1.5 billion annual IT budget on cyber security, Paul Martin, the agency’s inspector general,... Read more »

October 8, 2012 at IST / Tech News.

Romanian national Manole Razvan Cernaianu, known online as TinKode, received a two-year suspended prison sentence for hacking into computer systems owned by Oracle, NASA, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Defense and was ordered to pay damages totalling more than US$120,000. According to Cernaianu’s case file summary on the Romanian Ministry of Justice Web portal,... Read more »

October 7, 2012 at IST / Tech News.

1) Master of Creative Disruption Leadership Award Innovator: Elon Musk, CEO of Space Exploration Technologies and Tesla Motors Elon Musk, the entrepreneur, is having a good year. His companies, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Tesla Motors, both hit historic milestones. SpaceX became the first private company to build, launch, and operate a spacecraft that docked with... Read more »

October 5, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology.

Who was the first American to walk in space? Who launched the first liquid-fueled rocket? In what movie did O.J. Simpson play NASA astronaut? If you know the answers to these questions, or are just curious to find out, you’re ready to play Space Race Blastoff, NASA’s first online game for the social media age.... Read more »

September 22, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology, Social Media.