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Netherlands / Computer Spies #134316

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 25, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Crystal City, Virginia: John Martin) ABC News investigation into intrusion into United States military computer systems by hackers from the Netherlands featured; details given of the extent of this computer theft. [Former government OFFICIAL - talks about gathering of information on missile systems.] Speculation that free lance spies were looking for information to sell to KGB or Iraqi intelligence explained; details given of how information was obtained by breaking into military and university computer systems. [Former intelligence official Gerard BURKE - talks about espionage from unclassified data.] [Computer response team leader Larry DRUFFEL - calls it espionage.] [Computer security expert Wayne MADSEN - talks about passwords.] Role of CIA and FBI in investigating case noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from director of economics at Utrecht University that most Dutch schools encourage breaking into computer systems noted.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John
Duration:
00:03:00

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