In retaliation for being fired, a computer expert began to carry out cyberattacks and deleted data from a secondary school’s systems, and changed passwords at an IT firm.
On January 16th, 2021, the 29-year-old man from Northamptonshire managed to gain access to the computer system of Welland Park Academy in Market Harborough, where he had previously been employed.
What Were the Consequences?
Adam Georgeson downloaded and wiped data from computers belonging to Welland Park Academy, and modified the passwords of several employees. No one could access any of the systems.
The man had been employed at the school as an IT technician but had been fired at the time of the incident.
And Then He Got Bored Again
The man didn’t stop at the attack on the Welland Park Academy. He also made changes to a Rutland IT company’s system just