Former Cisco engineer gets two years in prison for Webex Teams hack

Allison Levitsky reports:

The former Cisco Systems Inc. engineer who pleaded guilty to intentionally causing damage that shut down thousands of Webex Teams accounts for two weeks in 2018 was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison.

Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh, of San Jose, resigned from the San Jose networking giant in April 2018 and joined the San Francisco personal styling service Stitch Fix, where he is no longer an employee.

Four months after leaving Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), Ramesh admittedly accessed Cisco’s cloud infrastructure on Amazon Web Services and deployed a code that deleted 456 virtual machines for Webex Teams, Cisco’s video meeting and collaboration tool.


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