Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Non-IT Worker Destroys Data Just For Funsies

"A promising engineering student who deliberately deleted crucial information from his employer's computer backup systems cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost business and data recovery.

"Gareth Pert, 23, nearly crippled Hamilton business Progressive Hydraulics while acting out of `pure vindictiveness`, said company director Rodney Sharp.

"And Sharp has warned other employers they stand to lose their life's work if they trust new staff and don't tighten computer security systems..."

Read more at stuff.co.nz...

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