When the Hacker Is on the Inside
Source: BusinessWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks This very well could be a bigger threat than you might realize. "For Elite Web Hosting in Orlando, Fla., September, 2000, was a nightmare. A disgruntled former employee allegedly hacked into the company's computer system without authorization. He then allegedly sent . . . This very well could be a bigger threat than you might realize. "For Elite Web Hosting in Orlando, Fla., September, 2000, was a nightmare. A disgruntled former employee allegedly hacked into the company's computer system without authorization. He then allegedly sent e-mails that contained vulgar language and implying that Elite was moving into the Web porn business to every Elite customer. The missives further claimed that the company's majority owner, Augustino Mireles, had been raiding Elite's coffers for personal use.

The impact on Elite was immediate. Thirty steady customers jumped ship, each taking $5,000 per month in revenue from Elite's cash flow. Elite owner Mireles brought in Advanced Computer Investigations (ACI), a computer-security company. Its assignment was to bolster the company's defenses against hackers and ensure that the former employee could not get back into the system."

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