Hungarian citizen who attempted to extort Marriott International into giving him a job sentenced to prison
As an update to a case previously mentioned on this blog, Dow Jones Newswire reports that Attila Nemeth has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for attempting to extort Marriott International into giving him a job by illegally acquiring their confidential propietary data.
Nemeth, who arguably should be considered for a role in any reality TV show on dumb criminals, fell for a sting operation and flew to the U.S. for what he thought was a job interview after sending Marriott proof of hack. Dow Jones reports that Nemeth had sent Marriott an e-mail saying demanding $150,000 a year in salary, hotel rooms, a car and free flights. “As I see this it’s a win-win situation,” the email said. “You get a skilled, respectable employee. I get a good job after being unemployed since years (sic.)”
I guess it depends on how you define “respectable employee.” In any event, Nemeth will have 30 months where he won’t have to think about income and his housing will be free. And isn’t that, too, a “win-win” situation?