Healthcare facility hacked by ex-employee using two-year-old credentials

April 7, 2017

A Pennsylvania healthcare facility was hacked by an ex-employee using two-year-old credentials, according to an article on the Washington Post website.

The former systems administrator was charged with criminal hacking after prosecutors said he wreaked havoc using administrative credentials that went unchanged more than two years after he resigned.

Justice Department charged the man with one count each of felony hacking and wire fraud

He is accused of purging records from his old job’s databases and purchasing nearly $5,000 worth of iPads on the company’s dime after he was asked to resign in February 2013 following three weeks of employment.

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