Terry Childs, a 43-year-old computer network administrator for the Department of Technology in San Francisco has been charged with four counts of computer tampering.The I.T. specialist had soul access to records such as officials' e-mails, city payroll files, confidential law enforcement documents and jail inmates' bookings .
When police asked for a password Childs gave them one that didn't work and refused to divulge the real code even when threatened with arrest .
The power mad nutter set up a system of modems that would wipe out the cities' records if the city ever had a power failure causing total chaos. The system was due for a scheduled power down as a test and his devices were only discovered by accident. Administrators say fixing the damage could cost millions of dollars.
Childs earned $126,735 a year with an extra $22,534 for being an on-call trouble shooter and set the system up as possible job security as he had been disciplined recently for poor performance, it seems that sabotaging multimillion-dollar computer network really cuts into your time and energy.
The crazed I.T. geek is currently in jail on $5 million bail and claims that the neighbour's dog made him do it . The animal is being questioned by police.
Nathan Ballard, a spokesman for Mayor Gavin Newsom, said, " The majority of I.T. specialists are decent hard working people we need to set an example to the rest that hold down an I.T. job and spam blogs on their breaks that this is not acceptable behaviour. We are hoping to have Child's fingers and eye sight removed so that he will never be in a position to be such a threat ever again."