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[ISN] Hacker reveals plan to occupy airwaves
By Dan Noyes
Chief Investigative Reporter
KGO-TV / ABC 7
November 14, 2011
The ABC7 News I-Team has discovered that some of the same people who
launched the Occupy movement are now considering a plan to occupy the
airwaves. By hijacking radio and television stations, they could create
a nationwide panic.
The aim for these activists would be to broadcast their own message
across the country. It sounds incredible, but after talking to the
activists, to engineers and to those who oversee the broadcast industry,
deep in the Sierra foothills, down a long country road, a computer
expert's been working on a plan. Just call him "Jake."
"The potential is that you could hijack all radio and TV stations across
the country," says Jake.
Jake calls himself a hacker. He has the t-shirt and a year and a half in
federal prison to prove it. With the screen name "Secret Squirrel," Jake
was convicted of "causing damage to a protected computer" -- hacking
into his former employer's system -- but the conviction was reversed on
appeal because of insufficient evidence.
His new project would exploit security gaps in the nation's Emergency
Alert System or EAS.
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