A security audit exposed that a top programmer for a security firm was outsourcing his job to a Chinese development company.
The situation came to light when the company’s telecommunications supplier was called in after a VPN was constructed to cater for staff to be able to work from home. The VPN logs showed that the corporate network was continually being accessed from China.
The investigation showed that the Chinese programmers were able to login and access the company’s main server as the employee.
This gave the guy a lot of free time. Here’s a highlight from his daily activities:
- 9:00 a.m. –- Arrive and surf Reddit for a couple of hours. Watch cat videos.
- 11:30 a.m. –- Take lunch.
- 1:00 p.m. -– Ebay time.
- 2:00p.m — Facebook updates, LinkedIn.
- 4:30 p.m. -– End of day update e-mail to management.
- 5:00 p.m. –- Go home
Apparently he got fired after they discovered this.