2,000 servers down after angry employee launches attack

By Justin Mann on June 8, 2006, 3:19 PM
Inside jobs are often the most dangerous when it comes to the potential network damage to a company, since an angry employee typically has much easier and greater access to network resources than someone on the outside does. Investment company UBS learned this lesson very well recently, when 2,000 servers and 400 offices were knocked down when a disgruntled IT manager, upset over wages, release a logic bomb. Upset over not receiving a bonus as large as he was expecting, former employee Roger Duronio released the attack, which resulted in UBS needing to bring in over 200 IBM employees to fix the situation. Not even their backup systems were functioning properly. Mr. Duronio is now facing some serious charges in court, though his attorney says someone else planted the logic bomb as a “joke”. A joke indeed.




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swker98 said:
wow some people are a little to crazy lolthats all i can think offwow
canadian said:
Its scary what people can do to your computers.
vigilante said:
What an *****, that's all I gotta say.It would be one thing if maybe he was totally screwed over by the company, but just because his "bonus wasn't AS HIGH" as he wanted??? And his wages?Some people and their greed...
crossfire851 said:
And now he is f*** and I was was a little dumbfounded when I read this also when "his bonus wasn't as I high has he wanted". Well I guess if they would just gave it to him this wouldn't have happened. just like VIG said, it is geed. Or someone else used the opportunity to make it look like he did it because he was a little mad?? I don't think he did it, because even if they didn't accuse him he would have had a whole load of work and he wouldn't gain anything from it.
nic said:
If he did do it, he will be unlikely to work in IT again...
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