Feeds

Sacked IT admin sentenced for hacking ex-employer

The telltale cursor

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

A British IT admin was ordered to pay more than £3,000 and given a three-months jail sentence after being accused of hacking into his former employer's computer system so he could install spyware and delete emails.

Julius Oladiran, 46, of South Norwood, admitted making a false statement and gaining unauthorized access to computer information, according to Croydon Today. He was ordered to pay £3,200, and his three-month sentence was suspended for two years.

Oladiran started work with the unnamed company in September 2007 as a database admin after submitting a resume that claimed he had a master's degree and held top government jobs. Superiors quickly became suspicious after noticing gaps in his abilities, and within three weeks, he was asked to leave.

Oladiran's scheme came to light when an employee with the company noticed a cursor moving about his screen - seemingly of its own volition. Oladiran was later accused of installing spyware on the company network so he could monitor what his former co-workers were saying about him. He was also accused of deleting emails delegating work among colleagues, an act that caused the company to lose about a month's work. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Goog says patch⁵⁰ your Chrome
64-bit browser loads cat vids FIFTEEN PERCENT faster!
Chinese hackers spied on investigators of Flight MH370 - report
Classified data on flight's disappearance pinched
NIST to sysadmins: clean up your SSH mess
Too many keys, too badly managed
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
Researchers camouflage haxxor traps with fake application traffic
Honeypots sweetened to resemble actual workloads, complete with 'secure' logins
Attack flogged through shiny-clicky social media buttons
66,000 users popped by malicious Flash fudging add-on
prev story

Whitepapers

Best practices for enterprise data
Discussing how technology providers have innovated in order to solve new challenges, creating a new framework for enterprise data.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
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?