Former IT head hacks former employer's computer

Friday - 11/12/2010, 4:10pm EST

What happens when the guy charged with protecting your company's IT security gets fired?

The head of IT at a Virginia company hacked into his former employer's website and deleted more than a thousand files, SC Magazine reports.

Darnell Albert-El pleaded guilty to one count of intentionally damaging a protected computer without authorization.

Albert-El used his computer and administrator credentials to access the server hosting causing more than $6,000 in losses to his former employer.

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