Student remembers hacking experience

Thursday, 17 October 2002, 1:23 PM EST

After Jackson Chu '04 found that words in his e-mail started to delete by themselves, he knew his computer was being hacked into last Tuesday. Chu was typing an e-mail when the mouse cursor started to move on its own.

Chu was not worried at first, thinking he accidentally moved his laptop mouse. A few moments later, however, words from his e-mail started deleting. The hacker continued by deleting Chu's whole sentence and e-mail before writing a "sentence of obscenities."

"I was in shock and before I could do anything, the hacker sent the e-mail," Chu said. At that time, he was writing an e-mail to inquire about a possible internship.

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