Thursday, January 8, 2009

IT Loser of the Week

"A former sys admin at Medco Health Solutions, a US prescription management and health information firm, has been jailed for 30 months over a failed attempt to destroy its systems using a `logic bomb` computer virus.

"Yung-Hsun Lin, 51, of Montville, New Jersey, was sentenced this week after earlier pleading guilty to booby-trapping systems at Medco.

"Yung-Hsun was also ordered to pay $81,200 in compensation to his former employer at a hearing before US District Judge Jose Linares, the New Jersey Star-Ledger adds.

"Yung-Hsun had feared he might lose his job after the firm's spin-off from Merck, and set the 'bomb' to go off after his expected departure."

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