[ISN] Hacker breaks into USAF computer...

From: mea culpa (jerichot_private)
Date: Sun Jul 12 1998 - 02:27:10 PDT

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    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) [7.11.98] - A hacker broke
    into the computer system at the Elgin Air Force Base but was 
    quickly spotted and cut off, officials said.
    The hacker has not been identified, and the Air Force Office 
    of Special Investigations is looking into the break-in.
    The June break-in was the first at Eglin, which develops and 
    tests new bombs, missiles and other weapons.
    As the hacker tried to move deeper into the computer system, 
    automatic security measures detected suspicious activity and 
    the hacker's access was shut down, said Dave Sears, a computer
    scientist with the 96th Communications Group.
    The hacker got into a Silicon Graphics work station, a 
    sophisticated version of a personal computer, but did not 
    enter any larger computers, such as a supercomputer used 
    to simulate explosions, Sears said.
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