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Computer Virus / Morris #319199

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 05, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Discovery that Cornell Univ. graduate student Robert Morris, Junior, likely caused computer "virus" that shut down computers across nation reported; details given, scenes shown. [Cornell Univ. Stuart LYNN - discusses passwords found in Morris' computer files.] Role of suspect's father Robert Morris, Senior,as computer expert for NSA noted. [MORRIS, Senior - responds to chgs. against son.] [Cornell Univ. Robert CONSTABLE - says it may have been serious experiment that went awry.] [Cornell Univ. Dean KRAFFT - says virus could easily have wiped out codes on 6,000 computers.] [LYNN - says action is liable to discipline.] [MORRIS, Senior - comments.]

Martin, David;
Schieffer, Bob

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