network administrator

  • Russian gang goes after network administrators


    The New York Times reported that a gang of Russian criminals has been using network admin software as part of a nefarious plot to hijack thousands of PCs for passwords and other personal information. The gang, first identified in May by Joe Stewart, director of malware at research firm SecureWorks, was found to be running a keystroke recording program siphoning information from more than… Read More

  • Network administrator hijacks key to the city

    In an effort to save his job, or at least have the last laugh, a computer engineer has locked up San Francisco’s computer network and he’s not giving up the key. According to reports, network administrator Terry Childs created a password that granted him exclusive access to the city’s computer network; when the pass codes he gave to police didn’t work, he was taken… Read More