More VatiLeaks forthcoming? Vatican intranet security system to be hacked at will by the computer expert who designed it?
From: VatiLeaks Puts the Pope in Publicity Hell
Barbie Latza Nadeau
On Thursday [June 14th], the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica published a “scoop.” The piece apparently never made it to the online version of the paper, but in the print edition the paper announced that the Vatican’s chief information technology guru had disappeared without a trace, taking with him the passwords, codes, and presumably secrets from the Vatican’s intranet servers. The nameless Vatican employee was, curiously, said to be an ex-hacker who had broken the Vatican firewall once before and then redeemed himself to land a trusted position. La Repubblica’s intrepid—or possibly creative—reporters said he had created an “unbreakable” network to protect the Vatican network and that only he knew how to open it, thus giving the impression that the Vatican was once again at risk of a serious security breach. No sources were cited. Lombardi adamantly denied that anyone had disappeared from the Vatican’s employee roster, and most assuredly not any ex-hacking computer expert. The La Repubblica report, he said, was “completely unfounded.”