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Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered a security review after a technology staffer at Baltimore’s water agency gave himself special access to the computer of the Department of Public Works director and was found with hacking tools on his own city computer, according to the city inspector general and documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun. On Thursday, Inspector General Isabel Mercedes Cumming issued a summary of the investigation into the employee, who no longer works for the city. “It was concerning. Very, very concerning,” Cumming said in an interview. “Once it was discovered, action was taken immediately.”. The employee is not named in the summary, but former city IT specialist Tirell Clifton c... Full story

18 January