.................with apologies to Alistair Cook

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Ooops :) Disgruntled Engineer Hijacks San Francisco's Computer System

UPDATE: his bail has been set at something like 5 million dollars as the city fears if he's freed, he'll really screw things up for them!

"ceswiedler writes 'A disgruntled software engineer has hijacked San Francisco's new multimillion-dollar municipal computer system. When the Department of Technology tried to fire him, he disabled all administrative passwords other than his own. He was taken into custody but has so far refused to provide the password, and the department has yet to regain admin access on their own. They're worried that he or an associate might be able to destroy hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents, including emails, payroll information, and law enforcement documents.'

(Via Slashdot.)