[ISN] Loser Lover Jailed for Hacking Pay Files

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Date: Wed Apr 03 2002 - 00:41:01 PST

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    Forwarded from: "eric wolbrom, CISSP" <ericat_private>
    March 28, 2002 
    A lovelorn computer hacker was hit with an 18-month jail sentence for
    breaking into his ex-firm's top-secret salary files and giving the
    woman who rejected him a $140,000 upgrade in pay. Washington Leung has
    pleaded guilty to breaking into the computer system at the Manhattan
    insurance company Marsh, Inc.
    Leung was fired in October 2000 after a co-worker complained of
    The woman told her bosses the abuse began after she rejected his
    romantic overtures.
    After he was fired, Leung swiped salary files and altered the
    unidentified woman's records to boost her annual pay by $40,000 and
    give her a bonus of $100,000.
    He then sent an e-mail to top management at the firm suggesting the
    woman was involved in the theft of the confidential payroll numbers,
    according to court papers.
    Manhattan federal judge Richard Casey ordered Leung to
    serve 18 months and pay $91,814 in restitution.
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