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With its immense trove of official emails, city payroll files, confidential police documents, and inmate records, San Francisco’s FiberWAN data system forms the backbone of local government IT operations – and for a brief period in the summer of 2008, the city was left virtually helpless when a disgruntled employee hijacked the network, reset administrative passwords, and effectively locked out all system access. While Terry Childs, a former city network administrator, was eventually taken into custody and charged with computer tampering, the potential ramifications of his actions stunned San Francisco. As one city official noted, “He had the trump card, and he could have brought everything down if he wanted to.”
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