Tip: When Leaving Your Job At An ISP, Don't Cancel All Its Customer Accounts
from the just-a-suggestion dept
It’s no surprise that people who are leaving their jobs (especially to go work for a competitor) may have a certain dislike for their ex-employer — but it’s still amazing that people don’t realize that attacking them isn’t a particularly good idea. A former employee of a wireless ISP in Utah apparently logged back into the computers of his former employer (shame on them for leaving access open to the guy) and cutting off customer accounts by reprogramming customer access points. There are plenty of cases detailing similar attacks on former employers — but it’s amazing that these people don’t expect to get caught. In this latest case, not only was the guy caught, he’s now been sentenced to two years in jail. Still, there are some oddities here. Apparently after the guy turned off service for these customers, it took up to three weeks to reprovision some of them. That seems like an excessively long time — though, if the company left their computer network open to a former employee who left on bad terms, perhaps they weren’t the most technically savvy ISP out there.