A network administrator in San Francisco has been arrested, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, after taking control of the city’s computer network and locking the administrators out of the system.
Terry Childs, 43, is currently on jail on a $5 million bail after being arrested on Sunday. He is due to be arraigned on Tuesday. He is accused of tampering with the new fibre wide area network after being disciplined for his poor performance and was also accused of spying on his supervisors from their computers to see their attempts at firing him.
Officials have said that they are slowly regaining access to the system, but feared that he had rigged a system to destroy the data in the system remotely. The network is still up and running, even though the admins have limited or no access at all.