This was originally posted at ZDNet's Between the Lines.
A former Fannie Mae IT contractor has been indicted on charges of planting a virus that would have nuked the mortgage agency's computers, caused millions of dollars in damages, and even shut down operations. How might this have occurred? The contractor was terminated, but his server privileges were not.
Rajendrasinh Makwana was indicted on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for Maryland (press report, complaint PDF, and indictment PDF). From early 2006 to Oct. 24, Makwana was a contractor for Fannie Mae. According to the indictment, Makwana allegedly … Read more