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Man planted porn in former employer's powerpoint presentation

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Jun 2011 10:17 User comments (14)

Man planted porn in former employer's powerpoint presentation Baltimore man sentenced in city's first criminal hacking case.
Walter Powell, 52, of the 3800 block of Frankford Avenue pleaded guilty to charges of hacking into computer systems of his former employer, Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems Inc. He had been fired from his position there in 2009 and admitted to hacking into the computer network multiple times since.

One incident that landed him in hot water involved a powerpoint presentation made by the chief executive and intended to be displayed in front of the board of directors. Powell admitted to inserting pornography into the presentation.

The city's state's attorney's office said that this was the first computer hacking case to be prosecuted in the city.

Circuit Court Judge M. Brooke Murdock heard Powell's case, sentencing him to two years in prison with all time suspended, along with three years probation. He must now also carry out 100 hours of community service.

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14 user comments

125.6.2011 12:22

LOL Prob can go back to his old job for that 100 hours...


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

225.6.2011 12:38

He should have stolen credit card numbers; no one would have bothered him.



325.6.2011 12:50

they probably never deleted his accounts to login the network, he prolly didn't hack shit. if this was the case they should be just as responsible for the unauthorized entry. if he did hack it, its his fault for not covering his tracks. he obviously isnt to bright considering inserting pr0n isnt really gonna hurt anyone or anything thats why i think they just left his credentials active. fail for both of them.

425.6.2011 13:53

I hope it was worth two years jail time. Stupid.

525.6.2011 14:08

Originally posted by KSib:
I hope it was worth two years jail time. Stupid.
It's suspended. He wont go to jail as long as he doesn't violate his probation.

625.6.2011 14:11

Quote:
It's suspended. He wont go to jail as long as he doesn't violate his probation.
Oh okay. Thanks for the clarification.

725.6.2011 15:00
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i hope he's got some Porn to keep him busy in there lol

826.6.2011 4:02

what he did was spiteful and childish.dont think he should get in serious trouble for it.


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926.6.2011 4:06

Originally posted by Hopium:
they probably never deleted his accounts to login the network, he prolly didn't hack shit. if this was the case they should be just as responsible for the unauthorized entry. if he did hack it, its his fault for not covering his tracks. he obviously isnt to bright considering inserting pr0n isnt really gonna hurt anyone or anything thats why i think they just left his credentials active. fail for both of them.
Even if his log in was still valid, I dont see a CEO of a company leaving a power point in a networked partition easily accessible to the average employee do you? Unless the CEO just happen to save the power point to the wrong place of course..

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101.7.2011 16:08

Originally posted by Xplorer4:
Originally posted by Hopium:
they probably never deleted his accounts to login the network, he prolly didn't hack shit. if this was the case they should be just as responsible for the unauthorized entry. if he did hack it, its his fault for not covering his tracks. he obviously isnt to bright considering inserting pr0n isnt really gonna hurt anyone or anything thats why i think they just left his credentials active. fail for both of them.
Even if his log in was still valid, I dont see a CEO of a company leaving a power point in a networked partition easily accessible to the average employee do you? Unless the CEO just happen to save the power point to the wrong place of course..
I want you to think about what you just said there.

Someone told me once that theres a right and wrong, and that punishment would come to those
who dare to cross the line.
But it must not be true for jerk-offs like you.
Maybe it takes longer to catch a total asshole.

112.7.2011 12:44

Well done wish I had done that to my old boss.

122.7.2011 13:07

What angers me is the asinine attitude & aplomb that the company went at Walter. The company asserts itself as an agency designed for helping people with addiction. Or that's what the illusion is. When in fact they're nothing more than a paper chase organization grabbing paychecks from the government.

I'm not saying Walter wasn't a douche, but look at just how douchie these folks were in retort... and to be supposedly associated with the betterment of the community? Poke around their site if you don't believe me... LINK

I'm just saying, once again, some little guy gets the sledgehammer dropped on him & made the example instead of others that actually deserve it.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Jul 2011 @ 11:43

132.7.2011 15:38

Just had a look you are right what a bunch of self aggrandising egotists!

Always the small guy that gets it its the unwritten law of the rich and powerful be they individuals or be they organisations.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Jul 2011 @ 15:40

143.7.2011 12:17

Originally posted by omendata:
Just had a look you are right what a bunch of self aggrandising egotists!
Exactly, and yet this poor guy will be picking up trash next to the highway as these elitists look down their noses & throw their Kopi Luwak latte cups out of the windows of their Mercedes S Class sedan into his face for at least the next 6 months.

I would like to know Walter's side of the story now that I have had a look around these douche bags play ground. All I see them doing is sucking the hind tit of the government. They're not doing anything but running an internet phone book; information already available to the health organizations already tasked at helping the addicts they're immediately in contact with. BSAS Inc. & their snobbish ways would NEVER come in contact with an addict. I.e., they're sterile eunuchs doing nothing but looking busy.

In aggreeance with the other members of the forum, Walter was being childish (not that I wouldn't have tried this either), but there are much more concise & vindictive ways of getting even with your boss (despite being a disgruntled employee) than the old "hey cops!!! he's got kiddie porn in the computer" trick.

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