Most people, if fired, would be immediately out looking for their next job. Vamsikrishna Naganathanahalli is accused of poisoning his former company’s data after he was fired.
The government claims that after the company Vituity notified Naganathanahalli he would no longer be employed a month later, Naganathanahalli changed an employee’s password so that he could connect after he was no longer employed.
The government claims he then changed a second employee’s password. After which, he is accused of uploading data which overwrote the data of thousands of current and former employees.
Naganathanahalli was arrested on May 25, 2023. The court documents can be accessed in the sources section below.
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Today on eCrimeBytes nibble number 49, a fired man allegedly poisons his company’s data on the way out. Most people, if they’re fired, would immediately be out looking for a new job. Vamsikrishna Naganathanahalli is accused of poisoning his former employers data after he was fired. The government claims that after the company Vituity spelled V.
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I. T. U. I. T. Y. Notified Vamsikrishna that he would be no longer employed the next month. He changed an employee’s password so that way later on he could connect when he didn’t have access to his account. Now the government also claims that Vamsikrishna connected through that employee’s account and then changed the password to a second employees account and then after that connected using the second employee’s account and uploaded data that overwrote the data of thousands of current and former employees of the company.
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Vamsikrishna was arrested on May 25th of 2023, and because this case is so fresh, if you want to take a look at the blog article that I have attached to this video, or I guess if you’re listening to it on a podcast, I have the sources there and it has all the court documents so you can see as new things are published.
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If you enjoyed this real quick eCrimeBytes nibble, I’m going to guarantee you’re going to like one of our eCrimeBytes full episodes where my co-host Seth and I take a case like this, but we go much deeper into it and we poke a little humor at it, too. So I hope to see you over there on one of our fuller episodes soon.
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