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SAN FRANCISCO -- A disgruntled city computer engineer has virtually commandeered San Francisco's new multimillion-dollar computer network, altering it to deny access to top administrators even as he sits in jail on $5 million bail, authorities said Monday.
Childs created a password that granted him exclusive access to the system, authorities said. He initially gave pass codes to police, but they didn't work. When pressed, Childs refused to divulge the real code even when threatened with arrest, they said.
Outside court, Jacobs suggested the case against Childs was overblown and the result of a misunderstanding, and called the $5 million bail "crazy."
"I don't think he's a threat," Jacobs said. "He didn't kill anybody, and murderers usually get a $1 million bail, so you do the math. Someone out there is really scared of something, and I don't know what that is."
Originally posted by SystemiK
Just a small update here with a bit more background information. I found it interesting what his lawyer had to say:
Someone out there is really scared of something, and I don't know what that is."
Originally posted by Ephiram-Lo
No one builds a huge computer network without using it for something.