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Pink-slipped BOFH admits to threatening ex-employer's network




Pink-slipped BOFH admits to threatening ex-employer's network
Pink-slipped BOFH admits to threatening ex-employer's network



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/27/bofh_cops_plea/ 

By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
The Register
27th April 2009

A system administrator has admitted he threatened to cause extensive 
damage to his former employer's computer system after he was laid off.

Viktor Savtyrev, 29, of Old Bridge, New Jersey, worked as a sys admin 
for five years at an unnamed mutual fund company located in New York 
City that managed more than $15bn, according to court documents. A day 
after he and 13 other employees were laid off, he sent the firm's 
general counsel an email that threatened to unleash devastating attacks 
on the network unless his demands were met for additional severance pay 
and health insurance.

"My comrades for a small fee are able to help me out with bridging 
firewall security and carry out data destruction and virus outbreak," he 
wrote in the email dated November 6. "And lucky me to find out that [the 
company's firewall] is the cheapest firewall to crack!"

He went on to threaten a barrage of nasty press if the manager's didn't 
comply.

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