On Wednesday, November 29, a Kansas City court sentenced a Missouri man to six years in federal prison without parole for hacking his former employer, stealing trade secrets, and for accessing child pornography.
A federal jury in Minneapolis, Minnesota found a local man guilty of intentionally damaging his former employer's network before leaving the company.
An Arizona court sentenced a local man to four years of federal probation after what the judge described as a "one-time lapse in judgment" when the man redirected a company's website to a gay porn portal after a failed extortion attempt.
A judge sentenced a Texas man to 27 months in prison for hacking his former employer so he could use company resources to buy at least 11 iPad Air tablets for himself.
Joe Vito Venzor, 41, from El Paso, was sentenced this week to 18 months in prison for hacking and destroying the IT network of his former employee on the day he was let go.
Security personnel in many organizations waste time every week helping co-workers with general IT problems, rather than doing their own work, which in the long run, costs companies tens of thousands of dollars per year.
On Friday, April 7, the FBI arrested Zhengquan Zhang, a 31-year-old IT engineer, who now stands accused of installing malware on his employer's servers to steal proprietary source.
Allegro MicroSystems LLC is suing a former IT employee for sabotaging its database using a "time bomb" that deleted crucial financial data in the first week of the new fiscal year.
A former sysadmin is facing up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 after he used a backdoor account and sabotaged his former employer on the day he was fired.
An Oregon sportswear company is suing its former IT administrator, alleging he left backdoor accounts on their network and used them more than 700 times to search for information for the benefit of its new employer.
Michael Thomas, a systems administrators who was convicted in 2016 for destroying his employer's network before resigning his job, has filed an appeal in which his lawyers are arguing that in reality he actually was authorized to trash the company's IT network, in a criminal case that might change the way judges look at the CFAA.