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January 30, 2009

Fannie Mae Logic Bomb Would Have Caused Weeklong Shutdown

Filed under: FYI — 7macaw @ 4:16 pm
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A logic bomb allegedly planted by a former engineer at mortgage finance company Fannie Mae last fall would have decimated all 4,000 servers at the company, causing millions of dollars in damage and shutting down Fannie Mae for a least a week, prosecutors say.

Unix engineer Rajendrasinh Babubha Makwana, 35, was indicted Tuesday in federal court in Maryland on a single count of computer sabotage for allegedly writing and planting the malicious code on Oct. 24, the day he was fired from his job. The malware had been set to detonate at 9:00 a.m. on Jan. 31, but was instead discovered by another engineer five days after it was planted, according to court records.

Source: Wired Blog

2 Comments »

  1. This reminds me the shooting at SiPort when 3 were killed by some fired employee.
    Other than that.. got cheap H1B labor?

    Comment by Anonymous — January 30, 2009 @ 4:40 pm | Reply

  2. […] A logic bomb allegedly planted by a former engineer at mortgage finance company Fannie Mae last fall would have decimated all 4,000 servers at the company, causing millions of dollars in damage and shutting down Fannie Mae for a least a week, prosecutors say. Story […]

    Pingback by Note to CEO's: Don't Piss Off the IT Guys! | philabustr.com — January 31, 2009 @ 9:01 am | Reply


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