by Mike Masnick
Tue, Sep 22nd 2009 7:23am
Wired has the odd story of a government intelligence analyst who has been charged with unauthorized access to a protected gov't computer involved in an investigation he was not authorized to access. But the problem is that the whole reason he logged in was because he had the login information emailed to him -- and he claims it went to a bunch of other intelligence analysts as well. Given that the login info was widely emailed around, due to what appears to be a breach in security protocol, it seems rather silly to then charge him with any kind of unauthorized access, and have him facing criminal charges. The real question should be why the guy was emailed the login info in the first place.
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