Ex IT Chief Busted for Hacking

Stevan Hoffacker, formerly director of IT and VP of technology for Source Media, was arrested at his home yesterday on charges of breaking into the email system that he once managed.

According to the FBI and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Hoffacker hacked into his former company's messaging server, eavesdropped on top executives' emails about employees' job status, and then warned the employees that they were about to lose their positions.

Hoffacker, 53, is charged with one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer network. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Ex-IT Chief Busted for Hacking - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 17th November 2006 2:06AM