Re: Is this "Kooky?"

Spike Jones (
Wed, 03 Mar 1999 20:04:38 -0800

Terry Donaghe wrote:

> I read yesterday on ZDNET (another fount of objective reporting ;) )
> that the story is a hoax. The british came out and said it never
> happened and that hijacking a satelite is quite impossible.
> Who to believe? :)

I spoke with a number of my coworkers and found several who had heard the report on CNN. The reaction of those who heard the report was to break out laughing. Not one of us grokked that message. I found no one who could believe it. I do not question that hackers are clever. Hackers are clever, and have done some amazing capers. Just not this one. It would be far easier to steal the gold outta Fort Knox. As for an inside job, as suggested by Anders, it would have to be a waaaay inside job, with maaany insiders deeply involved. Apologies to Terry and the other hijack story confirmer. spike