MSNBC reporter subpoenaed in hacking case

Wednesday, 5 June 2002, 2:31 PM EST

Without required approval, U.S. prosecutors sent a subpoena to MSNBC demanding a reporter's notes, e-mails and other information as part of an investigation into a nomadic young hacker who acknowledged breaking into computers at The New York Times earlier this year.

The subpoena, which was withdrawn weeks later, also demanded any similar material from MSNBC involving another journalist who contacted the Times on behalf of the newspaper hacker after the break-in, then wrote about it for an online publication.

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Comment:

More information on the young "nomadic" hacker can be seen in Kevin Poulsen's report on SecurityFocus.




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