A Swedish man has been indicted for attacks against NASA’s Ames Research Center and Cisco several years ago that netted the source code to Cisco’s IOS operating system, among other spoils. Wired’s Threat Level is reporting that Phillip Gabriel Pettersson was indicted for the attacks on Monday in California, but likely never will be prosecuted in the U.S.
Pettersson also was convicted two years ago of attacking networks in Sweden. But it’s the attacks on Cisco and NASA that got him on the radar of U.S. authorities. The Cisco hack resulted in the publication of the source code for the company’s IOS software, which runs its ubiquitous routers. But because Sweden will not extradite its citizens, Pettersson likely will not face trial here.
Read Wired’s full report here.