[ISN] Thailand unable to trace hacker

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Thu Jan 28 1999 - 12:36:05 PST

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    Posted at 7:30 p.m. PST Wednesday, January 27, 1999 
    Thailand unable to trace hacker
    BANGKOK -- The United States sought Thai help via Interpol to try to trace
    a hacker who attempted to break into U.S. military computers from a public
    Internet terminal at December's Asian Games, police said on Thursday. 
    Police Colonel Wichien Samarnphong, deputy commander of the crime
    suppression division, said the hacker tried unsuccessfully to get into
    several U.S. military sites from the terminal at the Games site on the
    outskirts of Bangkok. 
    Police, U.S. embassy officials and computer experts found the computer the
    hacker had used but were unable to track him down, he said. 
    The Nation newspaper said that one of the facilities the hacker tried to
    break into was a military air base in Texas which it did not identify by
    The paper said staff at the base had detected a hacking attempt and
    managed to thwart it. 
    A spokesman for the U.S. embassy said he was unable to comment on the
    reports and said inquiries would be dealt with by the U.S. Defense
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