Man Who Hacked his Former Employer Gets 18-Month Prison Sentence
Dark Reading reports:
A federal court sentenced a Tennessee man to an 18-month prison sentence and ordered him to pay $172,394 in restitution, following his breach into a former employer’s network and copying of emails in order to give his new company a competitive edge, according to the US Department of Justice.
Jason Needham, 45, was sentenced for breaching the computer networks and email of his former employer, Allen & Hoshall. Needham, a co-owner of HNA Engineering, admitted to breaking into Allen & Hoshall’s servers over a two-year period to download copies of rendered engineering schematics and access more than 100 PDF documents with information including his rival’s project proposals and budgetary documents.
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