An astronaut in NASA has been accused of alleged hacking from space.
According to the reports NASA is investigating an accusation that an astronaut has accessed a bank account that belonged to estranged spouse, If the reports are found to be true it will be the first case of cybercrime from home planet.
The New York Times reports, Anne McClain, is a former U.S army pilot who flew around 800combat hours during Iraq war has been accused of stealing identity and accessing private financial funds. According to the details Summer Worden, estranged spouse of Anne , accused Anne of accessing her bank credentials.After Summer contacted the bank for details of the location used to login into the account, bank found out that the credentials that were used was registered with NASA.
During the hacking event McClain was at the International Space Station, due to be part of the ill-fated all female spacewalk, putting all the clues together Worden concluded that Anne McClain was the hacker of her bank account.
McClain, returned to the earth following her six months in space and has admitted of accessing account of Worden while at the International Space Station.
McClain insisted that she had been just checking funds in the account for the kid that they both had been raising together. Lawyer Rusty Hardin said ”She strenuously denies that she did anything improper,” he added that McClain was “totally cooperating.”
According to the reports in Business Insider , “Worden’s parents said in a separate complaint that McClain accessed the bank account as part of a “highly calculated and manipulated campaign” to obtain custody of Worden’s son, who was born about a year before the couple got married.”
In a twitter statement posted McClain said “There’s unequivocally no truth to these claims. We’ve been going through a painful, personal separation that’s now unfortunately in the media. I appreciate the outpouring of support and will reserve comment until after the investigation. I have total confidence in the IG process.”
Any crime committed in the space would be under the Jurisdiction of the country of origin of the astronaut concerned
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Astronaut accused of Bank account Hacking from Space