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The ex-IT director of publishing company Source Media apparently believes that revenge is a dish best served cold. That's why he waited three years after being sacked to exact his mild revenge -- only the joke was on him. Stevan Hoffacker used old logons and passwords to get into the e-mail system, and there learned about impending layoffs. Hoffacker's coup de grace was sending e-mail from a Yahoo account warning those about to get the boot. He could get up to five years in jail (and maybe use this time to brush up on his hacking skills). How would you punish Hoffacker? Let us know at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

To see how others have abused their IT powers, check out my story "IT Gone Bad."

Posted by Doug Barney on November 21, 2006 at 11:52 AM


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