In Pictures: The most mortifying moments in IT security history

From Lockheed Martin and HBGary Federal to the US government and Cornell University, no one is immune to humiliating security glitches

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“It’s someone who’s a prolific user and it’s frankly a frightening thought,” – Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which in late 2011 raided the home of Michael Peterson outside of Los Angeles to seize computers he was using to download what’s believed to be the single largest stash of child porn ever found, 500,000 images and 7,500 videos.

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