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IT Gone Bad, and Got Busted

The October cover story for Redmond magazine talks about bad IT people taking advantage of their access to information. The stories are scary, and should serve as a lesson: IT folks should play it clean, and smart IT managers should protect assets from other IT people as much as from end users. Read the story here.

Not all bad IT people get away with it. An ex-systems admin tried to get back at former employer UBS PaineWebber by sabotaging the computers and making money from what he hoped would be a dramatic stock drop. The sabotage worked and 1,000 computers lost their files. However, the stock held up better than Dick Clark. As a result, Roger Duronio got caught and is now sentenced to eight years in the pokey.

Posted by Doug Barney on December 19, 2006 at 11:52 AM