Files deleted, email system hacked and website traffic redirected by leaving employee


In January 2013, a former employee performed malicious actions on his former company's systems apparently out of vengeance. Using a remote access trojan the former employee re-routed visitors from his former company's website to rival sites and deleted files from the company's server.

The company's computer system was damaged and the individual's former colleagues suffered identity theft and fraudulent purchases after he stole their credit card details in the intrusion.

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Courtenay Brammar

Experienced global enterprise risk and governance professional. Previously Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Risk Advisory practitioner and PRMIA steering committee member in both London and New York.

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