Ex-ViewSonic employee pleads guilty to hack
Andrew Garcia, 38, admitted to a Los Angeles district court that he caused more than $53,000 in damages and clean-up costs when he had shut down a key server and prevented ViewSonic's Taiwan office from accessing the business's data, said Wesley Hsu, an assistant U.S. attorney for the Central District of California.
While ViewSonic had locked his accounts, Garcia had used another employee's account to gain access, Hsu said. "He had, in the course of his employment, obtained other employees passwords," he said. Garcia's attorney wasn't available for comment.
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