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25 Apr
NYPD Phone System Cracked

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 96 04:44:59 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: NYPD Phone System Cracked

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	NYPD phone system cracked

The AP reports today that, according to the *New York Post*, callers to New
York Police Department headquarters for 12 hours ending 6am Tuesday [16 Apr
1996] heard a bogus recording that included the following: ``You have
reached the New York City Police Department. For any real emergencies, dial
119. Anyone else -- we're a little busy right now eating some donuts and
having coffee.'' It continued ``You can just hold the line. We'll get back
to you. We're a little slow, if you know what I mean. Thank you.'' The NYPD
had no immediate comment, but unnamed police sources believe hackers broke
access controls and changed the message.

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