My Interview with Reuters

RPT-From hackers to security experts, the Balkan IT sector is booming 


  • Oracle, SAP, Hewlett Packard are in Romania and Bulgaria
  • Romania has become centre for computer hacking
  • Technology sector is a rare success in depressed economies

After hacking the Pentagon, NASA and Britain's Royal Navy for fun, TinKode got a real job as a computer security expert for a Romanian cyber safety consultancy. TinKode was the name used by Romanian Razvan Cernaianu when he revealed security holes in government and corporate systems across the world, earning him a two-year suspended prison sentence. "I was really passionate about carrying out what I call security audits," Cernaianu told Reuters "It's a hobby, so I did it for free. Moreover, I've always sent emails to those institutions to fix their problems."