A team of code crackers brought in from Cisco Systems had been working around the clock to try to decipher Childs’ codes, but with only marginal success. “It wasn’t cheap and I just couldn’t see us keep spending that kind of money,” Newsom said. Then, out of the blue, Childs’ lawyer, Erin Crane, called the mayor’s office Monday afternoon, offering a jailhouse meeting. Childs, according to the lawyer, was ready to give up the codes – but only to the mayor, who had gone out of his way in his public comments not to portray Childs as some sort of monster.
Alla fine il social engineering e la politica hanno ottenuto il risultato voluto.