Posted By Rich Miller On July 15, 2008 @ 9:55 am In Management | Comments Disabled
Authorities say Childs began tampering with the computer system June 20. The damage is still being assessed, but authorities say undoing his denial of access to other system administrators could cost millions of dollars. Officials also said they feared that although Childs is in jail, he may have enabled a third party to access the system by telephone or other electronic device and order the destruction of hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents. Authorities have searched Childs’ home and car for a device that could be used in such an attack, but so far no such evidence has been found.The Chron reports that Childs also was monitoring what other administrators were saying and doing related to his personnel case, law enforcement officials said. The case is also being discussed on Slashdot .
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 arrested Terry Childs: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/14/BAOS11P1M5.DTL
 discussed on Slashdot: http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/07/15/120220
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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