Ex-Employee Wreaks Havoc on 100 Cars -- Wirelessly

He's accused of accessing a system that allowed him to prevent cars from starting or cause their horns to beep endlessly

By Ian Paul, PC World |  Security, automotive

Ramos-Lopez is just the latest person accused of workplace mischief. In May 2009, the FBI arrested an ex-employee of a Texas power company after the man sabotaged his former employer's energy forecast system. Earlier that same year, a security guard at a Dallas-area hospital was charged with felony computer intrusion after installing malicious botnet software in the hospital's security system.

Ultimately though, all three of these would-be master cyber criminals were tracked down by Texas-based law enforcement officers. So let that be a lesson to all you budding saboteurs out there, you might get away with this kind of stuff in some states, but you don't mess with Texas.

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