SF hacker still getting paid by government

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San Francisco has been forced to admit that they were still paying the salary of the same guy that locked them out of their own system after he refused to give the password that would allow them to regain access.

It has also been forced to call help from Silicon Valley, including Cisco, to help get its data back after Terry Childs, the hacker, set a master password giving him full control over the network. The mayor of San Francisco says that it could take eight weeks to get the data back.

Childs was also a convicted felon, with the SF Chronicle saying that he was convicted of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary charges in 1982 and was on probation until 1987.

The mayor has said that it would not change how it would govern the city, and was reassuring its residents that it would get its data back.