Fired IT officer replaced CEO’s presentation

An IT manager at Baltimore Substance Abuse System Inc, who was fired in 2009 hacked the CEO’s computer and changed the board meeting presentation. The 52-year-old, Walter Powell, was arrested and was given a two year suspended sentence, and he was ordered a 100 hours of community service and three years’ probation.

powell-hack-presentaitonThe first computer hacking case in Baltimore gives a good lesson to the employers. They should take care to change log in details and passwords of the previous employees so that they can’t access the system. This is very important to safeguard the digital properties against harm or stop them from playing prank like in the Powell case.


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