Monday, April 4, 2011

Fired Employee Able to Wreak Revenge Because He Retained Access to Company Computers

One month after being fired, a former CyberLynk employee logged into the company's systems and deleted 300GB of data, including an entire season of the children’s television show "Zodiac Island".

The former employee was charged with a federal computer crime violation and signed a plea agreement for up to five-year in jail and $360,000 in restitution.
"The loss of such a large amount of important data has been devastating" "The data spanned an entire season of show production." - Suit Filed by Television Producer
The television show producer got some restitution from the employee's plea agreement, but it is now suing CyberLynk and the employee for breach of contract, negligence, conversion, and computer fraud.
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Sources:
(a) Hacker erased a season's worth of 'Zodiac Island' - Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2011
(b) Producer Sues ISP and its Fired Employee, Saying Hack Destroyed Season of Kids’ TV Series - ABA Journal, April 1, 2011
(c) Suit Filing - Courthouse News Service, April 1, 2011


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