I set my phone down and turned to Katy who’d been eating her Cinnabon and listening to my end of the conversation.
“Well? Good news?”
“Yeah, I think so. He said anyone with basic skills, in computers that is, could access the Sleeping Bear database. That it was a very basic system and I should tell the owner it was in serious need of an upgrade. He said the odd thing was he noticed a user profile had accessed through a back end portal a few times when no other user profile had. He said it might mean nothing, but it might also be significant as well.”
“I have no idea what you just said.” Katy said.
“I didn’t either until he explained it. He said the system keeps log every time someone accesses it. So the administrator can see who has been doing what. It’s a basic security measure to track what people are doing online. This specific user has been accessing the server in such a way that doesn’t show up in normal channels, it’s a higher level access. So unless you went in the system like Jim did, you would never know this person had accessed anything. Jim said no one but a programmer, or IT person, or administrator would ever notice. Employees with regular access wouldn’t know about it, and the only reason someone would have to try and access this way would be because they wanted to keep hidden what they were accessing. He said in a company with higher security measures that back door would be locked, so to speak, and you’d have to be really good to get in. But there weren’t any security measures here.”
“So someone has been going into their system, someone who already works there, but doesn’t want anyone to know.”
“Maybe. Someone could have somehow stolen the user information and then used it. But it seems more likely that someone who works at Sleeping Bear is the one doing it. Jim said an outsider would have likely used different methods than an existing user profile.”
“Was Jim able to tell you who it was?”
“No, but I have the user name and the dates the user accessed the system. We just need to find out who it belongs to. I’m sure John would know. Most companies have a master list of each employee’s log in information.”
“Then what are we waiting for?” Katy said. “I was wondering if we should talk to Jared first?” “He’s still at home, isn’t he?”
“I think so. At least that’s where he said he would be all day. He said he was going to watch mindless TV and have his own little pity party, and the way he looked it sure didn’t seem like he was going to change his attitude anytime soon.”
“Then let’s go give what might be some good news!”
About The Book
Author: Laina Turner
Genre: Cozy Mystery / Chick Lit
The bookkeeper at Jared’s company has been murdered and if that wasn’t bad enough someone is trying to sabotage the company by leaking company documents to other firms who are then upstaging their presentations. Jared asks for her help to find out who is trying to take Sleeping Bear Designs down and while Presley is always willing to help a friend, she is also hoping it will take her mind off obsessing over Cooper.
Presley and Cooper are on a break or are they broken up? It was never really clarified and she just found out he’s in town and he hasn’t called. Is he avoiding her? What does that mean?
Are they done for good?
As a child Laina thought she would either be a truck driver (thanks to Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit) or work at Taco Bell (her favorite restaurant as a child). As she grew older she realized her talents lay in academics and business and for the last several years has been a business consultant and college professor where she uses the analytical side of her brain and not the side that makes up stories.
Through all her career choices she has continued to have a passion for writing. This stemmed from childhood whereas an only child she developed a vivid imagination spending most of her time making things up and thinking the Incredible Hulk lived in her closet.
Proud of her vast experiences in life from barrel racing to being on the dance team for a semi pro basketball team to being a mom of 2 amazing kids, she tells her family and friends that no one is safe from their escapades slipping in to her books.
Taking the plunge to write books that she actually lets people read in 2010, she has worked her way up to having 5 fans (maybe 6 now). Her blog, The Art Of Living Fabulously, was launched to share the daily fun in the life of a Real Housewife of the Midwest along with the musing of other fabulous ladies.
Laina’s Blog: http://www.lainaturner.com/books/romance-revenge/
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