A man stands indicted
of a single count of having "caused damage by impairing the integrity and availability of data", to the tune of "thousands of dollars".
We’re reporting on this partly because it’s such a rare event – most true “hack attacks” either go un-reported or un-prosecuted, if they are successful in causing some harm. What’s more, it’s also what ze Germans would call “echt typisch”, a veritable poster-child of a case where an insider with access and a chip on his shoulder goes to town on company servers.
The case is also interesting from another perspective – there seems to be a massive security blunder to be found between the lines of the press release, here:
“Azar helped set up a computer system that PER used to communicate between its offices and its oil platforms. The computer system also served a