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Computers / Love Bug Virus / Tracking The Hacker #192535

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 05, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Erin Hayes) The huge damage from the "Love Bug" computer virus as it evolved overnight into copycat viruses examined. [Computer Economics Michael ERBSCHLOE - cites the monetary damages; calls the virus clever and insidious.] [Network Associates Peter WATKINS - explains how easily it can be made more lethal.] [Silverman LaCorte Group Beth SILVERMAN - worries.] [Brown and Caldwell Dan MONE - says the virus caught us off guard.] [In Sarajevo, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Commander Paul HUBBARD - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Pentagon statement that the virus hit classified e-mail systems at the National Security Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office reported.

(Manila: Mark Litke) The tracking of the source of the virus to Manila, Philippines, featured; details given of the hacker "Spyder's" profile. [EXPERT - explains how the first e-mail message activated the virus.]

Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark

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