IT director jailed for hacking and deleting data after FBI sting

An IT worker in Texas will spend two-years in jail and another three years under supervision after admitting to hacking computer systems and deleting...

An IT worker in Texas will spend two-years in jail and another three years under supervision after admitting to hacking computer systems and deleting information on her former employer's network.

She pleaded guilty to unauthorised computer access at her previous employer, a not for profit organ and tissue donation centre, where she was employed as an IT director until her contract was terminated in 2005.

Following an FBI investigation, Danielle Duann, 51, of Houston was sentenced in the Southern District of Texas. She admitted to deleting database records, accounting invoice files, database and accounting software applications and various back-up files, without authorisation.

She is being forced to pay $94,222 in compensation to her former employer, LifeGift Organ Donation Center.

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