IT admin sentenced for sabotaging employer's network
$30k rampage served cold
A former support admin was sentenced to one year in prison after admitting he shut down the servers of a large IT company a few months after his employment ended there.
Lesmany Nunez, 30, was an employee at Quantum Technology Partners in Miami from August 2006 to May 2007. Amazingly, he was able to breach the company's network security in August 2007 using an administrator password, according to documents filed in federal court in Miami.
The former employee proceeded to change the passwords of all the IT admins and then shut down most of the company's servers. He also deleted files that could have used backup tapes to repair some of the damage. The attack shut down Quantum's network for almost a week, wreaking more than $30,000 in damages, prosecutors said.
Nunez was ultimately fingered by tracing activity on Quantum's computer to Nunez's home computer. Additional evidence was found in a search of his home. ®
Think it through
If you're going to do it, it is likely you are going to get caught eventually somehow.
So surely a mad rampage through the server room wildly swinging a fire-axe would
be far more tangible and satisfying revenge.
Plus it has the added advantage of getting all the legal stuff out of the way early on.
(The smiley has it's tongue-in-cheek, Trust me.)
wreck the laptop and spread components around a 10 mile radius.
Um he is less than 5 miles from to major bridges that cross the SF bay. all he had to do is toss it off the golden gate or bay bridge .
For those of you who might be tempted to do something similar should you get axed by big bad Corporation, think at least of your former co-workers who will have to devout extra unpaid hours to clean up the mess you've made. Big bad C's losses are probably covered under some insurance and you will not be able to enjoy your moment of schadenfrude.