My nickname is TinKode and I'm known in real life as Răzvan Cernăianu. My first hack was at age 13 and then I used my curiosity and ambition to become a [ Grey Hat ] hacker. The first major hack was at the age of 15 when I found vulnerabilities in NASA and then the list has grown up. After finding vulnerabilities in these organizations I informed them, when it was possible, and gave them time to fix the identified flaws before posting online. I never had malicious intentions against the companies mentioned below.

Starting from this true statement,  quoting: "Little is known about TinKode’s techniques other than his attacks often involved the number 7";  everything must have a meaning. For example:
- The Royal Navy's Ministry of Defence Hack was on 5th of November 2010 
V from Vendetta | Remember, remember the 5th of November...

- The ESA Hack was on 17th of April 2011 involving as Proof of Concept 13 private FTPs access
Houston we had a problem | Celebrating 40 years since Apollo 13 crew's safe return to Earth
     on the 17th of April 1970, after failing to land on the Moon.
- Etc
On 31st of January 2012, I was arrested by the Romanian authority DIICOT & FBI for disrupting the information systems of the U.S. Army, Oracle, NASA, and Pentagon. After 3 months of arrest, I was released on the 27th of April 2012, receiving a 2-years suspended sentence.

During the period 2014 - present — I continued my passion, but this time in a legal [ White Hat ] way as a Co-Founder & pentester at Cyber Smart Defence, a penetration testing company. Until now we audited and identified vulnerabilities in hundreds of companies from around the world.

Vulnerabilities found as a grey hat
YouTube Yahoo
MySQL.com SUN.com
NASA The Pentagon US Army
ESA.int Weather.gov White House
Royal Navy UK Sony CNN
Reuters Kaspersky Nod32
vBulletin SourceForge IPBoard
LeMonde Daily Telegraph La Stampa
Rai UNO Corriere Della Sera Magyar Hirlap
Vulnerabilities found as bounty hunter
Western Union
 Paypal  AT&T
 TESLA Motors
 United Airlines


US DoD Office of Inspector General | Semiannual Report to the Congress
US Army | Computer detectives hunt hackers, deliver digital justice
The Guardian | Hacker attacks Royal Navy website
NBC News | Inside ‘Hackerville’: Romania’s Cybercriminal Hub
The Guardian | How much do you know about other Royal Navy teething troubles?
BBC News | A brief history of hacking | 2011 high profile hack attacks
The Register | Hacker claims PayPal loophole generates FREE MONEY
The Daily Mail | Red-faced Royal Navy hit by hacker who shuts down website just weeks after Gov...
USA Today | Romania: Haven for hackers turned cyber sleuths
The Daily Telegraph | Royal Navy website infiltrated by computer hacker
Reuters | From hackers to security experts, the Balkan IT sector is booming
The Independent | Hacker compromised Royal Navy security
WorldCrunch | Shadows And Light In The World Of Romanian Hackers
Le Monde | Le site Internet de la Royal Navy victime d'une intrusion
ABC News | A journey through 'Hackerville,' Romanian city with a reputation...
Daily Mirror | Hacker "compromises" Royal Navy website, the Ministry of Defence confirms
Numerama | Un hacker "white hat" dénonce un forum de "black hats"
SoftPedia | US Army to Hackers: If You Commit a Crime Against Us, We Will Find You
PROTV | Pentru prima data, TinKode, cel mai vestit hacker roman de pe planeta...
Softpedia | Vulnerabilities Disclosed on Sun Websites
M6 FranceFrom 01:17:00 | La vie privée en danger / Pourquoi nous sommes tous concernés
Softpedia | MySQL.com Database Hacked via SQL Injection
Business Reporter | Harnessing the talent of ‘Hackerville’ for good
Softpedia | Dangerous XSS Bug Found on YouTube
PC Magazine | NASA, Pentagon Hacker TinKode Arrested in Romania
Softpedia | Unlicensed vBulletin and IP.Board Installations in Danger
Sputnik News | Romania: The 'Wild West' of International Cyber Attacks
Softpedia | European Space Agency Website Hacked
CSO USA | TinKode Hacked NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Softpedia | Army Website Compromised Through SQL Injection
Network World | MySQL website falls victim to SQL injection attack
Ziarul Financiar | Unul dintre cei mai cunoscuţi hackeri români a trecut în legalitate după...
Video Archive  | TinKode's Youtube Channel