Wall Street IT Engineer Hacks Employer to See If He Will Be Let Go

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

On Friday, April 7, the FBI arrested Zhengquan Zhang, a 31-year-old IT engineer, who now stands accused of installing malware on his employer’s servers to steal proprietary source.

Zhang started working for his former employer, KCG Holdings, Inc., in March 2010, first in its New York branch, and then its San Francisco offices. During his stint with the company, a Wall Street securities firm, Zhang worked as a DevOps engineer and was later promoted to a supervisor role, in charge of several other engineers.

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