Contractor hacks former employer, destroys and corrupts data

Edward Soybel was let go by W. W. Grainger and subsequently hacked his way back into the company to access customer databases to destroy and corrupt the data.

By Christopher Burgess

Edward Soybel, a former contractor for W.W. Grainger, Inc. maintained the computer servers for Grainger’s network of industrial vending machines from November 2014 through February 2016, when his services were terminated. Upon termination, Soybel, lost his trusted insider status — and his access to those Grainger servers.

That didn’t stop him from getting back in, though.

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