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    Logic Bomb

    I thought for sure that this would have been posted already. Couldn't find it though.

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    PaineWebber Ex-Employee Charged with Fraud
    Tue December 17, 2002 03:35 PM ET
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a disgruntled former employee of UBS PaineWebber with fraud and accused him of trying to sabotage the brokerage's computer network with an electronic "logic bomb."
    The U.S. Department of Justice's New Jersey district charged Roger Duronio, 60, of planting the logic bomb in about 1,000 of PaineWebber's 1,500 networked computers.

    So-called logic bombs are pieces of software code buried within another program and are designed to disrupt computer systems. They are often delivered by e-mail.

    Duronio, a computer systems administrator, resigned from PaineWebber on Feb. 22 after complaining about his salary and bonuses. The logic bomb he allegedly constructed from November 2001 until February of this year was activated on March 4, U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie said in a statement.

    Duronio, who was scheduled to appear in New Jersey court on Tuesday afternoon, could not immediately be reached for comment.

    Prosecutors charge Duronio attempted to profit from planting the logic bomb by betting that the stock of UBS AG UBSZn.VX UBS.N , PaineWebber's parent company, would fall.

    He allegedly bought more than $21,000 of put options, which grants an investor the right to sell a certain amount of underlying stock at a certain price. By giving the investor the right to sell underlying stock at a given price, put options increase in value when the stock value falls.

    Duronio is being charged with securities fraud and one count of computer related fraud. The charges carry combined maximum sentences of 20 years in prison and fines of more than $1.25 million.

    Duronio's logic bomb, the government charged, deleted files and led to $3 million in costs for PaineWebber to assess and repair the damage.
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    Wow - Sounds like he's in a lot of trouble. Serves him right. I guess the stock options gave him away.
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    Note to H.R. Dept and all management personnel........Please don't piss off the IT guys when you fire them, and be very polite to them when disussing benefits, salary, etc.
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    You would think he would of had more dignity than that. Seems pretty childish to destroy anothers property. maybe he will figure that out while sitting in his jail cell.

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    Note to H.R. Dept and all management personnel........Please don't piss off the IT guys when you fire them, and be very polite to them when disussing benefits, salary, etc.
    hehe... <evil grin>

    Nah, I think it is completely wrong to mess up anybodys computers.

    It is one thing to put in one of those stupid commands in the task scheduler so the users mouse switches buttons every 15 min... <evil grin again>

    But to screw over a business or person and try to gain financially from it!

    I hope that guy gets a LONG SENTENCE. He deserves to be sitting in jail... wait, first they should make him fix the damage he has caused, then put him in with Bubba.
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