A sacked worker has admitted planting malware on his former employer's computer network in a revenge attack. David Ernest Everett Jr, 21, of Blaine, Minnesota, a former help desk staffer at Wand Corp, carried out the attack three weeks after losing his job in March 2008. Wand supplies IT systems including point-of-sale kit for …
What sort of knob does something like this from their home computer!!! Oh yeah, he was a member of a help desk! Explains it all really!!!
Now I know what he and Homer Simpson have in common....D'OH!
True working class hero
This should teach KFC not to mess with their employees!
$49,000 clean-up = (potentially) a decade in chokey AFTER pleading guilty?!?
Wow, $4,900 per year. At least the American legal system isn't famous for going over-the-top. What do you get for shooting someone?
"A job as the Vice-President," you say...
Hang 'em high
Hey the scumbag deserves to get the burger thrown at him for the malware damage. Throw his arse in jail for a year and fine him $200K. He'll get the message.
"The assault was quickly traced back to Everett, who mounted the attack from HIS HOME PC"
What a bell-end
His Home PC
Well, I think we can all jump to simple conclusions as to why his employer let him go...
Shouldn't he have thrown them off the scent by doing all this from the free wireless connection at Maccy D's?
Mine's the one with the NetStumbler in the pocket...
He has the ability to do that, but not the sense not to do it from his home PC?
Dont hang him,
Make him work in one of the "resturants" as a cleaner until he has paid back the cost of the clean up... With a sign... explaining why he is there...
Most higher management types -and some politicos- steal at least ten times that per year. Every year. This guy just needs to get the right friends. And some common sense (from home? C'mon!)
If you're going to be dumb ...
... you better be tough.
From his home PC
Must have graduated @ PCW
is he also married to Joy Turner?
Punishment != crime
Maybe they'll let a murderer or a rapist out early so he can serve his time.
"mounted the attack from his home PC"
What an idiot.
I assume he didn't even have the sense to use a proxy...
People that stupid deserve to be caught.
@Anonymous John - no skill required for script kiddies. Only real cracking requires skill.
AndyC almost has the right idea
even better, make him in charge of the grease traps......eeeew!
you can see why they wanted to sack him. Stupid and vindictive.. what a combo.
KFC IT security is the problem. The twerp should never have been able to access their systems after being fired.
Should have done physical damage
Up to 10 years? He'd have been better off just going into each store and taking a hammer to each computer, I bet he'd get less.
Oh its a computer related crime you say? You better raise the sentence just in case. Ugh.
....a but steep considering he probably only made a few burgers go cold.
The Guy Deserves A Medal
How many coronary arteries did he save ?
But then take it away as he deserves fuckwit hacker of the year award for using his own PC.
but so near to an epic win, mind the soap sunshine
RE: Should have done physical damage
He should have just taken a baseball bat to the manager who fired him -- he might still have got less time.