December 24, 1994. Tsutomu Shimomura leaves Lake Tahoe, meets Julia Menapace at SFO, and returns to Toad Hall in San Francisco.

Meanwhile, the first probes against his computers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and at his home in the San Diego area take place.

December 25, 1994. An unknown attacker - or a small group - spends hours rifling through one of Tsutomu's computers and electronically stealing hundreds of megabytes of software and electronic mail.