Please read the Time Bomb Case (Box 3.6) found on page 60 in Chapter 3.
Which theory do you believe applies to this case? Please explain the reasons why the theory you picked applies.
Time Bomb Attacks by an Insider
William Carl Shea, aged 39, was hired around August 2001 as a programmer and manager for Bay Area Credit Services Inc., in San Jose, California. Shea’s position gave him administrative access to and familiarity with the company’s computer systems, including the database server. He was noti- fied of poor job performance in 2002 and was given an improvement plan in 2003. He was fired on January 17, 2003, when he failed to show up at work. Around this period, a malicious code “time bomb” was placed on the company network that was set to delete and change data at the end of the month. This malicious software caused financial
records to be altered and removed and disrupted the computer networks within the company, affecting more than 50,000 debtor accounts. Shea was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison, 6 months of home confinement with electronic monitoring, and three years of supervised release for his jury conviction.
Which theory do you think applies best to this case?
Source: http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/cybercrime/shea Sent.htm
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