Army 'geeks with guns' track down hackers

    Date05 Jul 2000
    CategoryGovernment
    6907
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Late last year, Aaron J. Eden, a disgruntled Army private stationed in Indianapolis, Ind., hacked into the Army's Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center system and deleted 38,000 personnel-related files.. . . Late last year, Aaron J. Eden, a disgruntled Army private stationed in Indianapolis, Ind., hacked into the Army's Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center system and deleted 38,000 personnel-related files.

    At work, he was able to install Back Orifice 2000, a remote control software program that allowed him to access Army computers from his home. He also installed a "sniffer," an application that gathered passwords for him clandestinely. By using these tools, Eden was able to pass himself off as a systems administrator.

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