A fired Credit Union employee in New York, Juliana Barile, pleaded guilty for unauthorized access to the financial institution’s computer systems and destroying of about 21 GB of data (more than 20,000 files and almost 3,500 folders), which she erased in revenge for her dismissal.The Justice Department reports that Barile was fired on May 19, 2021, and although a former employer asked to disable her remote access, this was not done in time. As a result, two days later, on May 21, Barile connected to the system for about 40 minutes and deleted a variety of documentation, including applications for mortgage loans, as well as special software that protected the organization from ransomware (which was in a folder labeled “DON’T DELETE ! “).
According to court documents, Barile later bragged to a friend that she had deleted the company’s shared network documents. Although the credit union had a backup of some of the deleted data, it cost the financial institution about $ 10,000 to mitigate the incident.
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