NY: Revenge of (fired) nerd

Jamie Schram reports on a case where no patient data is reported to have been compromised, but easily could have been because it was accessible:

Never sack the tech guy — he knows your IP address.

That’s the lesson a Manhattan hospital learned the hard way after a disgruntled computer geek was busted for allegedly hacking into its internal computer network, including patient information and test results.

Jason Wang, 45, of Long Island, wreaked havoc with the computer system at North General Hospital in Harlem after he was fired by officials there in September 2009 and proceeded to hack into the network, according to a criminal complaint filed by Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. yesterday.


Wang was arrested Friday and charged with one count each of computer trespass, unauthorized use of a computer, and fourth-degree computer tampering.

Read more in the NY Post.

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