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Ex-Citibank Worker Jailed For Sabotage Of Network

Revenge motive behind employee's actions that disrupted the network of 110 Citibank branches across the US.

A former worker of Citibank was sentenced to 21 months in prison by a Texas court for sabotaging the bank’s internal network, The Register reports. Lennon Ray Brown, who worked at the bank’s Irving office, said he wanted to get back at management for "firing" him after he was called out for poor job performance.

In 2013, Brown deliberately uploaded commands to the bank's Global Control Center routers that deleted the configuration files, ultimately congesting network traffic and resulting in an outage in network and phone access to around 90% of Citibank branches across the US.

Brown was also ordered to pay a fine of $77,000 by the court.

Read more on The Register.

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