A Siemens Corp. contractor was handed a six-month prison sentence and a fine of $7,500 in US District Court for intentionally causing damage to the company's computer systems.
David Tinley, 62, of Harrison City, Pa., from around 2014 to May 13, 2016, inserted logic-bomb code into programs he wrote for Siemens at its Monroeville, Pa., location. The malicious code triggered the software to malfunction. Siemens then would have Tinley fix the software issues — not knowing he had deliberately caused them.
After his prison sentence is completed, Tinley will be under court-ordered supervised release for two years.
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