Six years prison for ex-Ubiquiti staffer who stole data and attempted to extort millions of dollars

Graham Cluley writes:

A former software engineer at Ubiquit Networks has been sent to prison for six years after stealing gigabytes of data from the firm, attempting to extort millions of dollars, and harming the company’s reputation in the media.

Back in January 2021, networking manufacturer Ubiquiti told users to change their passwords and enable two-factor authentication (2FA), after it realised gigabytes of confidential data had been accessed by an unknown party on its AWS servers and GitHub repositories the previous month.

Read more at Bitdefender.

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