Poland hunts hacker who penetrated NASA

Friday, 28 June 2002, 1:10 AM EST

Polish prosecutors said they were searching for a computer hacker believed by the United States to have penetrated the NASA space agency, causing damage reportedly estimated at $1 million.

The search was focusing on Poznan in the west of Poland, a country which has a tradition of code breaking dating back to helping crack Nazi Germany's Enigma encryption machine during World War Two.
But regional prosecutor Miroslaw Adamski declined to confirm a newspaper report that U.S. cybercops had followed an electronic trail to a computer used by a Poznan high school graduate.

"We started our investigation earlier this month after receiving information from the U.S. embassy," Adamski told Reuters. "At the moment, we don't want to confirm any of the accusations."

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