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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Jason Cornish: Single point of attack Where did pharma company Shionogi go the most wrong in their dealings with former IT staffer Jason Cornish? Was it when they kept him on as a consultant even after he quit the company due to a dispute with management? Was it when they terminated his contracting gig but neglected to revoke his password? Was it when they failed to notice that he had installed a vSphere VMware management console that would allow him to conveniently control all of the company's virtual servers from one place? Working on free Wi-Fi provided at McDonald's, Cornish erased 88 servers and caused $800,000 worth of damage. He was also caught and pled guilty, serving 41 months in prison.

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