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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Too bad to be true

You have to read this. The true story of a sysadm that:

  1. planted code into his company servers designed to delete almost everything once triggered - he thought he was about to be laid off;
  2. when he discovered he wasn't the one to be laid off, he tried to disarm the trigger;
  3. he was so good at what it did, that the code was triggered anyway!
  4. in fact, he excelled in programming: the code just didn't delete anything!
  5. for some strange reason, he decided to let the code have another try one year from that (I have to give him credit for that, he didn't want to leave any bugs);
  6. his script was caught some time later by another sysadmin.
He just get sentenced to 30 months in jail. Probably material for The Darwin Awards.

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