Programmer Arrested For Cyberattack On Ex-Employer

Law360, Los Angeles (May 3, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT) -- A disgruntled software programmer who allegedly sabotaged his former employer for failing to promote him was arrested Thursday in New York for the cyberattack, which cost his company more than $90,000, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.

After resigning from the high-voltage power supply company — which authorities did not name — in December 2011, Michael Meneses hacked into its network and stole former colleagues' security credentials, using them to send emails to his potential replacements and discourage them from taking his old job, authorities said. As part of Meneses' three-week cyber-attack, he also changed the company's business calendar by a month,...

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