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February 8, 1988

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

By CBR Staff Writer

We hesitate to run this one because almost everyone down to the cleaner here at Apt is at least rudimentarily computer-literate computerate, we call it – but Privacy Journal, published in the US by Robert Ellis Smith reports that an insurance executive in Florida has been convicted of holding his company’s computer information hostage until the firm met his demands for a $5,000 rise: George Coker resigned last May but as he left, he entered the password WGACA into the Golden Eagle Group’s company billing system so that the company apparently could not get access to the system unless it broke the code of the acronym, but after six days of frantic doodling, company officials figured out that the password meant What Goes Around Comes Around.

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