Former systems engineer ends up in jail after being found guilty of destroying critical resources network of the US Army.
Last week, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said Barrence Anthony was working for Federated IT, a federal agency that had been involved with the networks of its Chaplain Corps military team. US Army, including financial applications and education systems.
40 years ago, 2016 was hired and when it was fired, it decided it looks like get his revenge.
US prosecutors said that not only had he sabotaged Chaplain Corps military servers, deleting all administrator and user accounts except his own, but had also changed his information WHOIS domain name to avoid detection.
Although the engineer was not authorized to do so, he was able to contact the GoDaddy and change the domain from chaplaincorps.net to “Anthony Enterprises”.
In addition, 19 trainees in Jackson, South Carolina, were unable to access their network or accounts, which interrupted their training.
After securing exclusive access to the military network, Anthony “illegally shared private information”And proceeded to delete files.
The data received included AWS service account information and network diagrams. System copy images, also known as AMAZON Machine Images (AMI), were created and shared.
After his dismissal, Anthony completely erased a test server, which belonged to the US Army Web Application system and had no backups, had to be rebuilt from scratch. 37.439 total attacks brutal-force later launched against the same system have also been attributed to Anthony.
The engineer was sentenced in the US and will spend the next two years in prison.