Quickie on the SF Public VPN passwords story

I've received several anonymous (yet highly detailed) emails from people claiming to work for the City of San Francisco informing me that suddenly, their VPN access does not work. This would seem to corroborate my earlier post that the city did, in fact, put their current list of VPN group names and passwords into the public record when filing a motion on the Childs case. The idea that they would claim that Chil

I've received several anonymous (yet highly detailed) emails from people claiming to work for the City of San Francisco informing me that suddenly, their VPN access does not work. This would seem to corroborate my earlier post that the city did, in fact, put their current list of VPN group names and passwords into the public record when filing a motion on the Childs case.

The idea that they would claim that Childs was a danger to the security of the city infrastructure, and then put documents into the public record that seriously undermine the security of that very network is, well, nothing short of mind blowing. Are they going to prosecute the persons responsible for this breach?

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