Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fired IT Employee Offered To Unlock Data...For $200,000

This is a dick move. I have no idea why this guy's attorney even thought this would work.

Indianapolis-based American College of Education fired its information technology employee last year, according to court documents, but not before an administrative password was changed. The online college then asked the man to unlock the Google account that stored email and course material for 2,000 students, according to a lawsuit filed by the college. The man said he'd be willing to help — if the college paid him $200,000. Welcome to the new frontier of tech concerns in a business world that has come to depend on the cloud.