Mayor gets access codes to SF hijacked city network

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The San Francisco city mayor has managed to get the access codes to the hijacked city’s network after its network administrator locked out the administrators out and blocked access to much of the city’s information – including payrolls, booking records and police data.

Terry Childs, the perpetrator, was reportedly refused to surrender the codes to his bosses, but he had a change of heart and gave the codes to Mayor Gavin Newsom in a meeting arranged that also saw the police and district attorney not informed of the meeting ahead of time.

The codes given did not provide access to the system initially, but after a call to his attorney, the network was back and running normally. However, it does not mean he is freed just yet; with Childs’ attorney is expected to cite his cooperation during a court hearing to have his $5 million bid reduced.