IT director jailed for hacking company website

A sacked IT director has been jailed for 28 months after he deleted 1,000 files after being dismissed, the Richmond Times-Dispatch has reported.

According...

A sacked IT director has been jailed for 28 months after he deleted 1,000 files after being dismissed, the Richmond Times-Dispatch has reported.

According to the newspaper, Daniel Albert-El, who previously worked as an IT manager at Transmarx, admitted that on 25 July 2008, he used a personal computer and an administrator account and password to access the computer hosting the Transmarx website and deleted about 1,000 files related to the Transmarx website.

Albert-El said he caused the damage because he was angry about being fired.

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