Navigation Links
Computer Administrator Pleads Guilty to Hacking Former Employer's Computer System
Date:4/30/2009

HOUSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The former director of information technology for a non-profit organ and tissue donation center has entered a guilty plea to intruding into her former employer's computer network, Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer, acting U.S. Attorney Tim Johnson and FBI Houston Special Agent-in-Charge Andrew R. Bland III announced today.

At a hearing before U.S. District Judge David Hittner, Danielle Duann, 51, admitted to illegally accessing the computer network of LifeGift Organ Donation Center and then intentionally deleting organ donation database records, accounting invoice files, database and accounting software applications and various backup files without authorization.

LifeGift is the sole provider of organ procurement services for more than 200 hospitals throughout 109 counties in North, Southeast and West Texas. Duann was previously indicted on this charge by a federal grand jury on June 24, 2008.

According to the statement of facts in the case, LifeGift terminated Duann from her position as their director of information technology on Nov. 5, 2005, and the organization revoked all of Duann's previous administrative rights and access to the LifeGift computer network. Beginning in the evening of Nov. 7, 2005, and continuing into Nov. 8, 2005, Duann repeatedly gained unauthorized access to the LifeGift computer network via a remote connection from her home and intentionally caused damage by deleting numerous database files and software applications, as well as their backups, relating to LifeGift's organ and tissue recovery operations.

Further, according to the statement of facts, in an attempt to conceal her activities, Duann disabled the computer logging functions on several LifeGift computer servers and erased the computer logs that recorded her remote access to the LifeGift computer network. LifeGift suffered damage and losses in excess of $94,200 as a result of Duann's computer intrusion and intentional, unauthorized deletion of programs and files.

Duann is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Hittner on July 28, 2009. She faces a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000.

This case was investigated by the FBI and is being jointly prosecuted by Trial Attorney Thomas Dukes of the Criminal Division's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Bret W. Davis.


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Computer use significantly affected by arthritis
2. Computerized Scan Detects Heart Disease
3. New computer algorithm helps physicians determine and monitor breast density
4. Early-stage lung cancer identified using computer-aided system
5. Milestone Scientific Hosts Second Annual Symposium on Computer-Controlled Local Anesthetic Delivery (C-CLAD)
6. Nevada Breast Augmentation Surgeon Gives Reno Patients a Glimpse of Likely Results with Portrait 3D Computer Imagery
7. Arthritis Hand Pain Relief: Infrared Heat Therapy Ergonomic Computer Workstation
8. Computerized Brain Exercise Improves Memory
9. Computer based model helps radiologists diagnose breast cancer
10. Set Up Your Computer to Work in Another Language – New Tips at Argotrans.com
11. Eurotech and Authentidate Enter into a Contract for Embedded Computer for Home-Based Medical Device
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... The Bell Agency, a full ... beneficiary of their ongoing community enrichment program. The current campaign fundraises for Angels ... are now being accepted at: http://www.angelsanddoves.com/donate.html . , Angels & Doves was ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that nominations will be accepted ... Executive® (ISE®) West Awards. , Awards include the Information Security Executive® ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... a wide variety of organizations. DocuSyst provides a cloud hosted environment for ... Some installations include integration with various 3rd party applications using the FileHold web ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... MD (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... is excited to share this important news! AHCC and the Home Health and ... Coding Clinic, CMS' designee for official ICD coding guidance and clarifications, to address ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Guruji Mahendra Kumar Trivedi is ... 11th, 2016 in honor of his birthday on February 10th. During this time, ... Trivedi is known by over 250,000 people from over 40 different countries as an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... YORK, Pa. , Feb. 8, 2016  Unilife Corporation ... developer and supplier of injectable drug delivery systems, today announced ... and six months ended December 31, 2015 after market close ... not scheduled a conference call to discuss these financial results.  ... About Unilife Corporation --> About Unilife ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... 8, 2016  Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... (IND) application for SB-318, a single treatment strategy ... Type I (MPS I). The SB-318 IND application ... a Phase 1/2 clinical study (SB-318-1502) designed to ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Feb. 8, 2016  CTI BioPharma Corp. (CTI BioPharma) ... written communication from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... placed a partial clinical hold on the clinical studies ... application for pacritinib. This clinical hold impacts part of ... and will also affect planned clinical trials. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: