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Israel Detains Computer Hacker

Israeli police have placed under house arrest a teen-age computer hacker who claims to have broken into the Pentagon’s computer network.

Israel Television reported that the 18-year-old youth, who identifies himself as the “Analyzer,” told police that he had wanted to show the security holes in the Pentagon system. Two other Israeli youths alleged to be his accomplices were also placed under house arrest.

There were reports earlier this month that the FBI was seeking the Analyzer, whom officials believe broke into military and educational computer networks. The FBI has already questioned tow California youths thought to have worked with him.