Ex-Shionogi employee sentenced for hacking

A former U.S. employee of the Japanese drugmaker Shionogi has been sentenced by a New Jersey federal judge to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $800,000 in restitution for temporarily wiping out much of the company's computer infrastructure in an alleged hacking scheme, after a co-worker and friend were laid off. Jason Cornish, who pleaded guilty in August, was alleged to have paralyzed the company's communications and order tracking systems for days, Pharmalot reports. Police said he gained unauthorized access from home to the company's network by using administrative passwords he had access to, initially as a Shionogi information tech employee. After a beef with a senior manager, he became a consultant and then resigned. Story | FBIT report

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