Former Ubiquiti employee charged with hacking and extorting company

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

An Oregon man and a former employee of Ubiquiti Networks was arrested and charged today with hacking the company’s servers, stealing gigabytes of information, and then attempting to extort his employer for $2 million when Ubiquiti began investigating the breach.

The suspect, arraigned in a courtroom earlier today, was identified as Nickolas Sharp, 36, from Portland, Oregon, where he previously worked as a software engineer in Ubiquiti’s Cloud division from August 2018 to March 2021.

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