January 23. Markoff's article, in the New York Times reports on the security flaw and describes the attack on Tsutomu's computer. Later in the day, the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) issues a public warning about the flaws.

Tsutomu and the SDSC are beseiged with phone calls.

Tsutomu and Julia Menapace write up technical details of the attack.

January 24. Tsutomu returns to San Diego.

January 25. 4:00am. Tsutomu posts technical details of attack and makes audio files of threatening voice mail available for ftp.