Threat Management, Incident Response, Malware, TDR

Disgruntled Fannie Mae “logic bomber” found guilty

A federal jury in Baltimore has convicted a former Fannie Mae programmer of computer intrusion after he sought to destroy more than 4,000 company servers by planting a malicious script that was scheduled to activate roughly three months after he was fired. Rajendrasinh Makwana, 36, faces up to 10 years in prison for seeding a common application with "logic bomb" malware on Oct. 24, 2008, the day he was fired, the U.S. Department of Justice said last week in a news release. Five days later, a senior engineer discovered the disgruntled Makwana's actions, which were meant to destroy financial, securities and mortgage information. Makwana, who had pleaded innocent, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 8. — DK

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