D.C. bribery probe ignites fears for IT security

03/16/2009 | Computerworld

The District of Columbia's top information-security official has been arrested in connection with a bribery investigation, leaving the District with the kind of security headache that can strike any corporation that suspects it has a rogue employee in its IT department. Although there are no reports that Yusuf Acar intended to damage the District's network, officials should ensure that he is locked out of the system and begin checking for backdoors, stolen data, logic bombs and malware, says one expert. Acar is being held without bail, in part due to network security concerns.

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