Threat Management, Incident Response, TDR

Guilty plea for disgruntled San Francisco admin

A San Francisco network administrator on Tuesday was found guilty on one count of denying computer services, a violation of California's computer crime law. The case of Terry Childs dates back to July 2008 when, reportedly disgruntled about imminent dismissal, he refused to hand over administrative control to the city's FiberWAN network. His refusal to reveal his exclusive credentials left San Francisco without control of the network for 12 days and led to the city spending $900,000 to reconfigure routers to regain access to the system. Sentencing is set for June 14. He faces up to five years in prison. — GM

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