Former employee remotely destructed Virginia cloud service provider

Web Services // Virginia, United States

An Arizona man has been sentenced to 2 years and nine months in jail and 3 years of supervised release, after badmouthing his ex-employer, as well as shutting down a key server and consequently knocking important data offline for hours.

The cloud company’s affected customers included hospitals responsible for surgery and other urgent patient care.

The 31-year-old, who had resigned as systems administrator, continued to enter the firm’s networks “for the purpose of damaging its servers, its reputation, and its business,” Justice officials said in announcing a guilty plea earlier this year.

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