Opened the mailserver.
Company now called "Akimbo"
You couldn't make it up really.
An IT manager was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for hacking into his former employer's computer system and opening its mail server to the public. Steven Barnes of Mill Valley, California was sentenced on computer intrusion charges against the streaming media firm Blue Falcon Networks, now known as Akimbo Systems. …
"To my complete disbelief, I soon realized they did move their servers and they had no firewall and the passwords were not even changed!"
Seems like he simply accessed the servers.
'Cocaine addicted IT manager accesses ex-employer's mail servers'. There ya go a more accurate/truthful headline, although not quite so sensational ;-)
it is when they come off them that it is a problem.
Sometimes, I wonder if IT would be happy with its own country, sure we would have to ship in the girls, but it would be quite a cool place, most in IT are laissez faire tending to meritocracy, but there is a underlying compassion for those interested in the art.
We could automate most things quite quickly, standing army of robots, hydroponics for dense food cultivation, a fair open banking system, new legal structure that only cares if there is a victim, open democracy etc etc. I am not sure really what the rest of society has to offer people in IT, I certainly don't see too much coming from them, apart from moans and groans.
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