3. January 2011 15:40
As WTOP reported, “A man who tried to install a virus on Fannie Mae computers in Maryland has been sentenced to 41 months in prison, federal prosecutors say.”
This story started in January of 2009, when “a senior Unix engineer with Fannie Mae discovered a logic bomb.”, Information Week reported. This code, which was targeted to wipe-out data from 4,000 company servers, was allegedly put by a company IT contractor. If was not discovered, “it would have caused millions of dollars in damage and possibly shut down the government-sponsored mortgage lender for a week.” as Information Week said.
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