- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 16, 2011

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA (AP) - A court in Romania has ordered the arrest of a Romanian man accused of hacking into NASA’s servers.

Court spokesman Lucian Marian in the northwest city of Cluj says Robert Butyka would be arrested for 29 days as he awaits trial.

The 26-year-old Romanian national, currently in detention, is charged with breaching security measures to access several of NASA’s servers in December 2010.

Prosecutors said Wednesday that he interfered with server data, causing NASA losses of about $500,000 (euro371,000). There was no comment from the U.S. Embassy.

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