Password-hoarding computer engineer was properly convicted, appeals court says
Post originally from the ABA Journal
Posted Nov 6, 2013 7:59 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A California appeals court has upheld the conviction of a network engineer who withheld computer passwords after he was suspended from his job with the city of San Francisco, locking the city out of the system for 12 days.
Terry Childs was convicted in 2010 under a state law that makes it a crime to disrupt or deny computer services to an authorized user, report Forbes, the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Appeal. He was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in restitution.
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