Before You Revenge Delete All Your Firm's Data, You Might Want To Make Sure You're Really Getting Fired
from the just-a-suggestion dept
We've seen a few different stories over the years about fired employees who take revenge on their former employer's computer systems -- usually deleting important data. It's amazing that these people don't expect to get caught (and receive a punishment much worse than losing your job). We even wrote about one case where an employee, who was afraid he was going to get fired, put some code in place to delete data... just in case. He also got caught, though no damage was done to the computer systems. However, down in Florida, details are coming out on an even more ridiculous situation. An employee at an architectural firm saw a help wanted ad in the newspaper that looked similar to her job description, and included her boss's name and phone number. So she drove to the office on Sunday and deleted seven years of architectural drawings and blueprints from the computer system. The only problem? She wasn't about to be fired. The job listing was actually for her boss's wife's company, not her own. Of course, now she has been fired. And, oh yeah, arrested, too.