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    [Its 10pm, do you know where *YOUR* child is?   - WK]
    March 27, 2003
    The father of the 17-year-old alleged hacker arrested on Long Island 
    in a $100,000 credit-card computer scam is a security maven for IBM - 
    who specializes in fighting hackers. 
    Suspect Loren Anderson is the son of Clain Anderson of Chapel Hill, 
    N.C., who is IBM's director of client security. 
    Loren is accused of masterminding an identity-theft operation that was 
    used to illegally withdraw cash from ATMs on Long Island. 
    When reached by The Post on Long Island, the elder Anderson said his 
    son "has never been arrested before." Asked how it felt, as a computer 
    security executive, to have his own son arrested for computer fraud, 
    he replied, "I have no comment." 
    On Tuesday, Clain and wife Pamela traveled to New York from Chapel 
    Hill to hire a lawyer for their son. 
    "His father is definitely feeling the pain, given his career," said 
    computer-hacker expert and author Dan Verton, who served on a 
    computer-security panel last year with the elder Anderson. 
    Verton, author "The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers," 
    said such youthful cyberscammers - unlike other criminals - generally 
    come from good homes and backgrounds. 
    He said it was likely that Loren had "top-of-the-line equipment to 
    learn on" at home because of his father's career. The problem is that 
    schools do not teach enough about cyber-rights and wrongs, Verton 
    "We're giving them the keys to a very powerful weapons system and 
    we're not teaching them the ethical use" of computers, said Verton. 
    The elder Anderson lectures to the computer industry on security 
    issues. He is scheduled to give one such lecture, "Defending 
    Cyberspace," in Miami in May. 
    Loren, a brilliant young man who's a whiz with computers, dropped out 
    of the academically rigorous Woods Charter School in Chapel Hill in 
    December and came to Long Island. 
    His lawyer, Ron Bekoff, yesterday said the teen's $100,000 bail was "a 
    bit outrageous" for a first offender. 
    Loren Anderson was being held in lieu of the bail at the Nassau County 
    Jail in East Meadow. Nassau County Detective Sgt. Lucy Guido said 
    Loren had been running his ATM counterfeiting scheme in North Carolina 
    for nine months before moving from his family's home. 
    The teen lived in Long Island hotels for two months before renting a 
    $2,300-a-month luxury garden apartment in East Norwich, Guido said. 
    Eric Slutsky, 18, of Jericho was charged, along with Anderson, with 
    grand larceny, ID theft and criminal possession of a forged 
    instrument. Terrence Walker, 18, of Merrick, was charged with criminal 
    solicitation for allegedly driving the others to ATMs. 
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