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Yee-hacked! Fired Texan sysadmin goes rogue, trashes boot business

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@Lord Elpuss

Given the nature of the attack, rebuilding the drive would mean reinstalling all the software. Since it would be evidence in a criminal trial, the company needs to buy a new server plus all the work to get it up an running. Depending on how much equipment and time was involved this could add up fast. Whether the prosecutors are overreaching, can not say without more details.

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