A Romanian youngster is accused of illegally accessing over 150 computers employed by US public institutions, thus causing over 1.5 million dollars worth of damage. The institutions include NASA, the Energy Department and the US Navy.

The Romanian is 26 year-old Victor Faur, from the city of Arad. Nine network crimes and a charge of conspiracy were filed against him. In case he’s found guilty, he risks no less than 54 years in prison, said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the Federal Prosecution Office.

Faur was already heard by the Romanian authorities and will be brought to Los Angeles after the local charges are decided on.

The American Government believes that Faur is the head of a hacker organization called “The white hats team”, which has the purpose to break into the US official institutions’ computers simply because they are considered as the safest in the world.

After hacking in a network, Faur would make all the computers work as a chat room, in order to communicate with other members of his network.