When Rogue IT Staffers Attack: 8 Organizations That Got Burned

Many call them rogue IT staffers, others might consider them IT heroes, and some are still innocent until proven guilty. But whatever the name or intention, these tech-savvy employees wreaked havoc at their organizations - and paid a price.
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Passwords? What Passwords?

In 2008, network admin Terry Childs (on right) brought the City of San Francisco to its knees, resetting admin passwords to routers and switches on the city's FibreWAN network and then declining to hand over those passwords. The result? A locked down network and a frazzled Department of Telecommunications and Information Services in the city by the Bay. Childs was forced to trade in his office attire for the orange jumpsuits of the California penal system.

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