Big firms aren't only ones hit by system hackers

Tuesday, 22 May 2007, 10:20 AM EST

Combing through the guts of the website for the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission, an information technology worker for the agency came across an intruder. Someone with an Internet provider address in Germany had broken in and looked at private information normally accessible only to commission employees.

The worker immediately shut the system down.

At the LA Times.

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