Ex-Hostgator employee allegedly installed backdoor on 2,700 servers

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A former Hostgator employee has been charged with felong breach of computer security for allegedly installing a backdoor that granted nearly unimpeded access to more than 2,700 servers owned and operated by the popular web hosting company.

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Was he accessing it from home or something? I wonder if he were using a proxy, or VPN or something... would he still have gotten caught?


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I dont even believe this. I think they just needed someone to pin it on.... and since he left at just the right time, or WRONG time, they found it would be easy to pin it on this unluckly guy.