By Robert McMillan
IDG News Service
August 7, 2010
A City of San Francisco administrator who refused to hand over
administrative passwords to the city's network was sentenced to four
years in state prison Friday.
Terry Childs was convicted in April of violating California's hacking
laws after he refused to hand over administrative control to the city's
FiberWAN network in July 2008.
He was sentenced Friday by Judge Teri Jackson, according to Erica
Derryck, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco district attorney's office.
Although the city's network continued to run during the 12 days that
Childs refused to hand over control, jurors found that by denying the
city the administrative control to its own network, he had violated
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