Probe into wireless network hacking suspended

Tuesday, 17 September 2002, 1:00 PM EST

Harris County Attorney Mike Stafford has suspended his investigation into a security gap discovered earlier this year in a county-run wireless computer network.

Stafford said his office will not issue a final report because the computer security analyst who pointed out the problem has since been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Besides, Stafford added, his office found nothing that merits a report and he doesn't expect to reopen the probe.

District Clerk Charles Bacarisse asked Stafford and District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal last March to investigate after Steve Jennings, head of the county's Central Technology Department, told him a wireless system run by Bacarisse's office was vulnerable to hackers.

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