How to Get Arrested Instead of Getting a Job Added: Thursday, December 1st, 2011
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A person who wanted to get a job with the Marriott hotel chain found himself in prison instead. Attila Nemeth, 26, appeared to be a Hungarian hacker, who broke into the Marriott’s servers and threatened to expose its personal information if the company didn’t hire him.
Actually, this move did grab the company’s attention, but unfortunately for the applicant, Marriott preferred to call the police on the issue. The Hungarian pleaded guilty to a charge of hacking into the hotel chain’s computer systems, and threatening to expose confidential data obtained if the company didn’t offer him a position.
Attila Nemeth sent an email to the company’s HR department, saying them that he had been accessing the Marriot’s PCs for months and had accessed proprietary data. After the company ignored the hacker, he sent another email with eight enclosed documents that used to be stored on Marriott’s systems. There the guy threatened to reveal the obtained data if the company rejects to give him a job in its IT department.
The company spent time on cooperating with the American Secret Service, creating the identity of fictitious Marriott employee to be used during an undercover operation to communicate with the intruder. The hacker believed he was talking to the company’s HR personnel, and kept calling and emailing the undercover agent. He even emailed a copy of his passport and had travel arranged to the US.
Attila Nemeth flew to Washington on an airline ticket bought by Marriott for him, for a scheduled job interview with Marriott personnel. Instead, the guy was “interviewed” by a Secret Service agent pretending a Marriott employee. During the “interview”, the hacker admitted that he had accessed the corporate computer systems, stole Marriott’s sensitive data and initiated the threatening letters to the company, promising to publish the information unless he was given a job. It turned out that Nemeth gained access through malware sent to certain employees at the company.
The company explained that it cost up to $1 million in salaries, consultant services and other expenses to fix the hack. According to local media reports, the guy faces up to ten years in prison for the transmission of the malicious code. In addition, he may face up to 5 more years for threatening to expose sensitive data.
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Thursday, December 1st, 2011
|posted by (2011-12-01 13:45:45)|
|hi sam my name is also sam < >_< hehe lol major fail there i want a job lets hackem|
|Ahaha wtf is this guy serious? Hack them, then treaten them? If he wanted a job so bad all he had to do was; claim he came across some backdoor in their network, then give them the info to secure it and then ask if they would consider hiring him to act as a network vunerability tester etc and attach CV...|
|posted by (2011-12-01 16:08:21)|
|now this is total BS =The company explained that it cost up to $1 million in salaries, consultant services and other expenses to fix the hack|
its only there way to get some easy money ppl know jsut abit about the service hotel ect know its BS
|They could do a whole new server for that kind of money WTF|
|Ha thats a funny read, I guesse he was really desperate for a job. Cant say I blame him though Its tough everywhere to find a job right now. At least where I live.|
|posted by (2011-12-02 00:01:47)|
|Sounds like someone has been reading the old stories about Hackers being caught by Microsoft, then being offered high paid jobs as insecurity experts by Microsoft themselves without prosecution. 10 outa 10 for trying though. Lol.|
|How can u be that technically savy & yet be so dumb??...can u say....OXY-MORON..!!..hehe''2012 & beyond...|
|thnks as always for the articles sam....like the catchy title lol keep up gr8t work||
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