[ISN] Software "time bomber" goes to prison

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Date: Wed Feb 27 2002 - 23:23:23 PST

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    By Lisa M. Bowman 
    Staff Writer, CNET News.com
    February 27, 2002, 1:20 PM PT
    The perpetrator of an unusual act of computer sabotage will begin
    serving a 41-month prison sentence May 1.
    Timothy Allen Lloyd, 39, was sentenced to prison Wednesday for
    concocting a computer "time bomb" that deleted programs on his former
    employer's computer network 20 days after he left high-tech
    measurement company Omega Engineering.
    Lloyd lost his job at Omega on July 10, 1996, after a 10-year stint
    with the company. On July 30, he activated a "time bomb" that
    destroyed Omega's manufacturing software programs.
    A jury in a Newark, N.J., federal court convicted Lloyd in May 2000 of
    one count of causing irreparable damage to Omega. Prosecutors said
    Lloyd's actions cost the company $10 million.
    The conviction was set aside in July after a juror said she may have
    been affected by publicity surrounding a high-profile virus that was
    released in May. However, an appeals court reinstated the conviction
    last October.
    Lloyd's attorney did not immediately return requests for comment.
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