The Large Hadron Security HoleMikey 5 comments
As far as security breaches go, it doesn't get much more embarrassing than this. Greek hackers have managed to hack into the systems that control the LHC, and were "one step away" from accessing the control system of one of the huge detectors. Only one file was damaged but the scientists say there was no real disruption to the experiment, although it was a scary eye opener.
As a result the web site is still inaccessible to the public.
You would think for a project that cost billions to put together, they might have assigned a small budget to securing their systems.
Although the hackers claim they have no intention of interfering with the experiment, I reckon the scientists will have some doubt in their minds should something go wrong.