Normally I do not write about news stories, and this would be a shift from talking about freeware pocket pc software, mobile tv players or mobile radio technologies. But this story is really funny and I would also like to strongly support a fellow programmer.
Terry Childs was a respected computer engineer in the Dept. of Technology in San Francisco. As an administrator he had access to all kinds of sensitive information and systems. What happened is that one day, Terry decided to lock everybody off the maintenance account of the city's network. No damage was made to data but he is the only one that can fix it if something goes wrong. He made himself unsubstitutable.
Why did he do that? Some say he is a maniac others say he is protesting against the arrogance of the city's management team. Whatever the truth this seems to be one of the most striking examples of inside attacks.
Cisco has been called to help crack the account while Terry remains silent in his jail cell, with a 5M $ bail. Free Terry!