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Articles by Sharon Gaudin
posted in July 2006
The story of the systems administrator found guilty of attacking UBS's network should stand as a warning to every company: Beware the insider you trust to protect your system--he or she could be your worst enemy.
Sys admin is found guilty in UBS logic bomb attack, and trial leaves a trail of advice to help companies protect themselves
The government's forensics investigator says UBS took an important step when it examined the 2002 attack on its system. Here are some tips on creating your own successful postmortem report.
The government's forensics investigator spent more than three years pouring over UBS's records and analyzing its network in preparation for the computer sabotage trial. Here are his top-five lists for what the company did right after the attack, and what it could have done better before.
Prosecutors will seek an eight-year prison sentence for 63-year-old Roger Duronio, once a systems administrator for UBS PaineWebber, convicted Wednesday of launching an attack that brought down the company network.
The jury asked to examine several pieces of evidence, and two jurors were dismissed after the case went to the jury last week.
The defense in a federal computer sabotage case told the jury that the government was working with federal and private investigators to frame his client. The prosecution said the claim was a far-fetched conspiracy theory. The case is now in the hands of a jury.
Read on for a snapshot of the key details and arguments in the UBS PaineWebber trial.
Defendant Roger Duronio, a former UBS PaineWebber employee charged with planting a logic bomb that crippled his former employer's network, was a dangerous combination of disgruntled employee and a man in financial straits, prosecutors said in closing arguments to the jury.
As testimony concluded, the defense continued to try to show that the prosecution used unreliable evidence to charge the 63-year-old IT manager with introducing a logic bomb that brought down his former employer's network.
Kevin Faulkner, forensics investigator, says the lack of mirror image data from the attacked UBS server calls into question exactly what was done and by whom.