A Software programmer who was employed at the High-voltage power manufacturer company arrested for hacking into the computer network of the company.
According to the FBI report, Michael Meneses, was employed at the victim company as a software programmer and system manager specializing in developing and customizing the software that the company used to run its business operations.
He was one of two employees who were primarily responsible for ensuring that the software that drove the company’s manufacturing business. His responsibilities gave him high-level access to the company’s computer network.
He had voiced displeasure at having been passed over for promotions, tendered his resignation in late December 2011. Then, he allegedly launched cyber attack against the company and steal employee's security credentials. He then used those credentials for accessing the network remotely via VPN. The complaint says the company suffered over $90,000 in damages as a result of Meneses’s intrusions.
If convicted, he will face a statutory maximum sentence of years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and restitution.