NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 24, 1992
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(Pittsburgh: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(New York: Fred Francis) Phone fraud in which hustlers dial into company switchboards after hours at pay phones and sell long distance calls for cash featured; excerpt shown of surveillance van tape of phone hustlers in action. [DataProducts Jean KELLY - comments.] [New York state police Don DELANEY - notes amount of money being made by phone hustlers in New York City; talks about punishment for phone fraud.] Hours of illegal calls made on railroad company CSX lines noted. [US Secret Service Jeff UNDERCOFFER - describes how hackers crack company codes.] NASA's Johnson Space Center and United Nations reported victimized by hackers. [Computer magazine editor Eric CORLEY - talks about illegal use of Defense Department lines.] Scenes shown of New York City police arrest of telephone fraud hustler.