In pictures: Revenge is a dish best served electronically - 12 cautionary tales

These scorned IT staffers had their vengeance on their former employers -- but most got their comeuppance in the end

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Andy Lin: The incompetent cyber-bomb maker When sysadmin Andy Lin learned that his job at a health care company might be on the chopping block, he set his revenge plan in motion: he hid a malicious program on company servers that would delete huge swaths of company data the next year on his birthday. When the firing never happened, he tried to edit the code so the sinister app wouldn't launch; it did anyway, but a bug in it prevented it from doing any damage. Instead of just deleting it, Lin reset the target date to his next birthday for some insane reason. It was discovered by another sysadmin, and Lin was eventually sentenced to 30 months in prison.

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