Ex-Workers Indicted for Hacking Company Database

Federal authorities on Wednesday filed intrusion charges against two
men accused of accessing the computer systems of their former employer. Scott R. Burgess, 45, of Jasper, Indiana, and Walter D. Puckett, 39,
of Williamstown, Kentucky, both worked as managers for Indiana-based
Stens Corporation until taking jobs with a competing company in Ohio,
according to an indictment filed in federal court.

Federal authorities on Wednesday filed intrusion charges against two
men accused of accessing the computer systems of their former employer. Scott R. Burgess, 45, of Jasper, Indiana, and Walter D. Puckett, 39,
of Williamstown, Kentucky, both worked as managers for Indiana-based
Stens Corporation until taking jobs with a competing company in Ohio,
according to an indictment filed in federal court. On at least 12
occasions, they used old passwords to access their former employer’s
computer and access proprietary information, prosecutors allege. Read the full article. [The Register]

Discussion

  • Anonymous on

    Why is this called a hack?  This isn't a hack, its lousy System Administration - yet another example of why most companies should leave IT administration and Security to experts, not 'home-grown wannabees' who miss the most basic control enforcement points.

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