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IT admin plotted to erase Fannie Mae Data

"A fired computer engineer for Fannie Mae has been arrested and charged with planting a malicious software script designed to permanently destroy millions of dollars worth of data from all 4,000 servers operated by the mortgage giant.

Rajendrasinh Babubahai Makwana, 35, of Virginia, concealed the Unix script on Fannie Mae's main administrative server on October 24, the same day the Unix engineer was terminated, according to court documents made public Tuesday. His script was programmed to remain dormant for three months, when it would greet administrators with a login message that read "Server Graveyard" and systematically replace all data with zeros on every production, administrative, and backup server in the company."

Read more: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/29/fannie_mae_sabotage_averted/


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It has become dangerous even to fire an employee. How can one think of destroying something at this extent..??