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    http://tech.yahoo.com/news/pcworld/148427

    Report: IT Admin Locks up San Francisco's Network (PC World)

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    - A network administrator has locked up a multimillion dollar computer system for San Francisco that handles sensitive data and is refusing to give police the password, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday.

    The employee, 43-year-old Terry Childs, was arrested Sunday. He gave some passwords to police, which did not work, and refused to reveal the real code, the paper reported.

    The new FiberWAN (Wide Area Network) handles city payroll files, jail bookings, law enforcement documents and official e-mail for San Francisco. The network is functioning but administrators have little or no access.

    Childs, who remains in custody, is accused of improperly tampering with computer systems and causing a denial of service, said Kamala Harris, San Francisco's district attorney, on Monday afternoon.

    "The bail has been set at $5 million, and the exposure in this case if he were convicted on all counts would be seven years in prison," Harris said.

    Harris said it's unknown why Childs tampered with the system. The Chronicle, however, reported that Childs was disciplined recently for poor performance. Childs worked in the Department of Technology for San Francisco, making close to US$150,000 a year, the paper reported.

    City officials told the paper that Childs may have caused millions in damage while also rigging the network so that other third parties could monitor traffic, posing a huge data security risk. He is also alleged to have installed a tracing system to monitor communications related to his personnel case.

    (Robert McMillan in San Francisco contributed to this report.)
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    hahahahhh that's brilliant maybe we should all get I.T jobs in the government and do the same thing?

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    Do that in the government and you will end up dead by "Accident." This is why you treat IT people with nothing by kind words and shower us with gifts. Food and parties at work count too.
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    Saw that this morning, awesome shit that he did it so hard Cisco had to come in. Or they didn't have any other network guys that knew anything.

    I could do the same here if they ever fired me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matriel View Post
    Saw that this morning, awesome shit that he did it so hard Cisco had to come in. Or they didn't have any other network guys that knew anything.

    I could do the same here if they ever fired me.
    Yes, you could haha.

    Wow if Cisco was on this case it must be serious haha. That guy is awsome hahaha.
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    seems like to me if you delete all the admin accounts but 1, and change the password on the domain account, and on the core stuff. noone could get in. Is it that simple?
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    You mean IT techs are not my minions for me to set impossible deadlines for ?

    Ah, enlightening.
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    Hah where i work i can take down 19 Multi-billion dollar companies.... would cost my company way beyond anything they could pay in contract penalties... lol
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    Good job dude!


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    I can make people's water... not work properly.

    Shit, it doesn't really compare... That guy sucks to me.

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    I have an IT job in the government (Srsly) but trying it wouldn't really be worth it where I work. It's a small commune maybe about 80 employees and 25.000 inhabitants or something.

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    fucking awesome... AWESOME!

    that alone right there shows why shit like the realID and what not will never work.

    I wish he woulda released all the privacy data tho, that woulda been epic.

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    Lol why is everyone cheering that guy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rummak View Post
    Lol why is everyone cheering that guy?
    Because IT people are treated horrendously. And this guy is obviously taking a stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xinnro View Post
    Because IT people are treated horrendously. And this guy is obviously taking a stand.
    K. Thx.
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