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 attack on the school caused disruption to its remote learning system when students were studying at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The man had been employed at the school as an IT technician but had been fired at the time of the incident.
The 29-year-old man has been arrested for the attack on the school IT system by Leicestershire Police on January 21st. At the time of the arrest, Adam Georgeson was working for an IT firm in Rutland.
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