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Men allegedly broke into computers of former employer




Men allegedly broke into computers of former employer
Men allegedly broke into computers of former employer



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/05/computer_intrusion_charges_filed/ 

By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
The Register
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to use the outdated passwords successfully as late as September of 2006.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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