Feeds

Angry employee busted after hack attack

He's grumpy, greedy and dopey – he ain't no Snow White for sure

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

A financial clearing facility in New York was subjected to a three-day cyber onslaught by a disgruntled employee who had demanded better pay and conditions for carrying out training duties. The man, a 31 year old database engineer called Abdelkader Smires, was arrested on Tuesday after he had disabled computers at Internet Trading Technologies – a company that processes trades electronically for members of the National Association of Securities Dealers, according an AP report in the Miami Herald. Smires is alleged – with the help of another employee – to have started his attacks on 9 March, using a computer at Queens College. He had refused to train fellow employees at the company in the use of a new operating system after his requests for improved working conditions had been turned down. The nature of his request is not known exactly, but what is known is that the day before Smires unleashed his attack, his employer had offered him a $70,000 pay rise, $50,000 in stock options and a one year contract. And he still turned them down. Smires is in court on Friday and if convicted could face up to five years in prison. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Special pleading against mass surveillance won't help anyone
Protecting journalists alone won't protect their sources
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst
Big weekend queues only represent fruity firm's supply
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Bill Gates, drugs and the internet: Top 10 Larry Ellison quotes
'I certainly never expected to become rich ... this is surreal'
Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility
AHEDA's research on average content prices did not expose methodology, so appears less than rigourous
EMC, HP blockbuster 'merger' shocker comes a cropper
Stand down, FTC... you can put your feet up for a bit
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.