By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
5th November 2009
Federal authorities on Wednesday filed intrusion charges against two men
accused of accessing the computer systems of their former employer.
Scott R. Burgess, 45, of Jasper, Indiana, and Walter D. Puckett, 39, of
Williamstown, Kentucky, both worked as managers for Indiana-based Stens
Corporation until taking jobs with a competing company in Ohio,
according to an indictment filed in federal court. On at least 12
occasions, they used old passwords to access their former employer's
computer and access proprietary information, prosecutors allege.
Although the men left their jobs in 2004 and early 2005, they were able
to use the outdated passwords successfully as late as September of 2006.
On at least two occasions, administrators at Stens grew suspicious and
terminated old passwords. The men simply tried different login
credentials - and succeeded several times.
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