Reverse hacker describes ordeal
A New Mexico jury recently awarded Shawn Carpenter $4.3 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employer Sandia National Laboratories.
The former network intrusion detection analyst was fired in January 2005 after he shared information relating to an internal network compromise with the FBI and the U.S. Army. Sandia alleged that Carpenter had inappropriately shared confidential information he had gathered in his role as a security analyst for the laboratory.
Carpenter said he had done so only for national security reasons. He said his independent investigations of a May 2004 breach had unearthed evidence showing that the intruders who had broken into Sandia's networks belonged to a Chinese hacking group called Titan Rain that also had attacked other sensitive networks and stolen U.S. military and other classified documents. Q&A: Reverse hacker describes ordeal
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