Middletown man gets home confinement for hacking into former employer’s IT system | #computerhacking | #hacking

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Levii Delgado, 36, of Middletown, was sentenced to six months of home confinement and over $13,000 in restitution in U.S. District Court in Wilmington.

Delgado pled guilty in February to one count of causing damage to a protected computer.

According to court documents, Delgado worked as an Information Technology (IT) administrator at a medical center that provides care to under-served communities.

The medical center terminated Delgado’s employment in August 2017. Following that termination, Delgado was no longer authorized to access the medical center’s computer network and his credentials that had allowed him to access the medical center’s network were disabled.

Four days after his termination, Delgado connected a personal laptop to the medical center’s computer network through an administrator account that Delgado continued to use without authorization.

Once he gained access to the computer network, his actions deleted the medical center’s employee user accounts, the disabling of its computer accounts, and the deletion of its file server.

Delgado’s actions prevented the medical center’s employees from logging into their computers and accessing patient files.

No patient information was compromised or accessed as a result of Delgado’s actions.

This case was investigated by the FBI-BaltimoreDivision’sCyber Task Force and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jesse S. Wenger.

Cyberattacks are on the rise. A private sector entity that is a victim of a cyber incident can receive assistance from government agencies, which are prepared to investigate the incident, mitigate its consequences, and help prevent future incidents, a release stated.

Private sector entities are asked to report a cyber incident to the FBI at 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324) or file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) atwww.ic3.gov.

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