Revenge By Computer–New White-Collar Crime Trend

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http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/142/metro/Workers_vengeance_makes_its_way_on_Web+.shtml James O'Brien, fired by a travel agency, hacked into his former employer's computer system and canceled 60 customers' airline tickets, federal prosecutors in Boston charge. The move cost the agency $96,000 and left dozens of would-be holiday vacationers stranded at airports. The Boston Globe says that O'Brien's alleged crime is the new face of hacking: Irate workers who in low-tech days might have simmered or spread slander about their ex-bosses . . .

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