Tampa International Airport infosecurity breach spurred probe

Yvette C. Hammett reports:

A consultant working to upgrade Tampa International Airport’s computer system last year caused concern among some airport employees about a potentially serious security breach because he shared his user name and password with 19 people in foreign countries.

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The information technology consultant, Gautham Sampath, who told airport authorities he shared his log-in information with people helping him upgrade the airport’s computer software, resigned his $120,000 job during the investigation, and IT Director David James, who made a salary of $139,000, also resigned.

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