Commodore 64 Confuses Austrian Police

“It seems that Wolfgang Priklopil, the communications technician who kidnapped Austrian pre-teen Natascha Kampusch, relied on a Commodore 64 as his primary machine. Interestingly this is presenting some problems to the Austrian computer forensics people. Major General Gerhard Lang of the Federal Criminal Investigations Bureau told reporters it would ‘complicate investigators’ efforts’ and would be difficult to transfer the files to modern computers ‘without loss.’ Could this be the latest in the criminal world’s security strategy? Can we expect to see Spectrums, Archimedes, and Atari STs turning up in police investigations soon?”

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