Demoted techie's revenge ends in jail sentence

Very costly and very inadvisable...

Very costly and very inadvisable...

A programmer who was demoted wreaked his revenge on his employer by causing $10m worth of damage to its systems - but the company had the last laugh, as the bitter individual has ended up with a lengthy prison sentence and a $2m fine. Timothy Lloyd, a 39-year-old American, will also have to pay $2m to his former employer having set in motion a process that led to the deletion of critical company software. That was back in 1996, and a court in New Jersey yesterday decided that Lloyd should spend three years in prison for his sins. The case is the first to be brought under the Fraud and Related Activities In Connection with Computers legislation, which was established in 1994.