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NASA Computer Break-In #298126

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 17, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Huntsville, Alabama) Scenes from "WarGames" shown. [Lenora GRUMBLES - was shocked by film.] Robert Grumbles and 3 other youths reported successfully breaking into NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) computer; details given. [Lenora GRUMBLES - comments on FBI raid.] [Robert GRUMBLES - denies malicious intent.] [FBI spokesperson Cecil MOSES - explains seriousness of incident.] [Marshall Space Flight Center spokesperson J.N. FOSTER - is concerned.] [Lenora GRUMBLES - prefers son's computer delinquency over drug abuse.] [Robert GRUMBLES - cites need for computer security]

McManus, Jim;
Rather, Dan

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