Revenge motivates insider hacking attacks

Wednesday, 18 May 2005, 8:17 AM EST

Thirst for revenge against the boss fuelled the majority of insider hacking attacks, according to a US government survey published this week.

The idea that a negative work-related event, such as a dismissal, triggered most insiders’ actions comes as no great surprise. But the details unearthed in a study of 49 hacking incidents against critical infrastructure targets in the US between 1996 and 2002 makes for an interesting read.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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