Posts Tagged ‘logic bomb’

Insider Threat Example: Programmer Sentenced To 30 Months In Jail And $81,200 Fine

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Here’s a case I blogged about amost exactly a year ago, but it is worth revisiting since the sentencing for the crime was just handed down and it was significant. If you haven’t already, put this in your file of actual examples to incorporate into your information security and privacy awareness and training activities and content.
On January 8 a federal court in Newark, New Jersey, sentenced Yung-Hsun “Andy” Lin, a former systems administrator for Medco Health Solutions Inc., to 30 months in prison for transmitting computer code intended to wipe out data stored on Medco’s network; composed of more than 70 servers.


Insider Threat Example: Medco Employee Indicted for Planting Computer Logic Bomb

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

On December 19, 2006, a computer systems administrator, Andy Lin, for Medco Health Solutions, Inc. was indicted by a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for attempting to disable his employer’s corporate computer servers through the use of a concealed malicious software program.
Today (January 3) Lin is being arraigned. If convicted, he could get 20 years in prison and a fine of $500,000; $250,000 for each of the two charges.