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TRW strikes back at hackers





STRIKING BACK AT THE HACKERS
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WRITTEN BY JOHN CAREY IN NEWSWEEK
TYPED IN BY THE DUKE OF THE ARMY BBS

  STUNG AND EMBARRASED BY YOUTHFUL
HACKERS WHO HAVE REPEATEDLY BROKEN INTO
ITS CENTRAL COMPUTER SYSTEM, TRW
INFORMATION SERVICES HAS LAUNCHED A
MAJOR COUNTER ATTACK ON UNDERGROUND
COMPUTER BASED "BULLETIN BOARDS".  SINCE
NOVEMBER, THE GIANT CREDIT-REPORTING
COMPANY,WHICH KEEPS CREDIT HISTORIES ON
10 MILLION AMERICANS, HAS SHUT DOWN
DRAGON FIRE, CAT'S DEN, COMPUTER STORE,
AND SIX OTHER BULLETIN BOARDS THAT
CONTAIN TIPS ON HOW TO ILLEGALLY
PENETRATE TRW'S COMPUTER DEFENSES-AND
INVESTIGATORS ARE HOPING TO CLOSE DOWN
SEVERAL MORE.  PARENTS HELPED PUT SOME
BULLETIN BOARDS OUT OF BUSINES; AFTER
TRW INFORMED THEM ABOUT THE POTENTIAL
ABUSES, THEY CURBED THEIR CHILDREN'S
COMPUTER PRIVILEGES.  IN OTHER CASES,
POLICE OBTAINED SEARCH WARRANTS AND
RAIDED HACKERS' HOMES, CONFISCATING
COMPUTERS AND MAKING ARRESTS.  IN
MISSOURI AND FLORIDA, FOR EXAMPLE, FOUR
YOUTHS HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH WIRE
FRAUD AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD.  "IT SEEMS
LIKE WE'RE GETTING OUR MESSAGE ACROSS,"
SAYS TRW'S DELIA FERNANDEZ.


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