IT specialist from NYC hacked his co-worker’s emails
On December 20, 2019 Richard Liriano, an IT professional who worked at a hospital in New York City, pleaded guilty to computer fraud, says a news release from the DoJ.
Richard Liriano admitted to hacking into hospital PCs and email accounts of other employees by means of malicious software. He copied his coworkers' photos and documents, such as tax records. Mr. Liriano’s illegal activities took place from 2013 till 2018. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 15, 2020.
In order to access a number of other people’s email accounts, Mr. Liriano used keyloggers – malicious software programs intended for stealing information. Investigators revealed that he stole usernames and passwords for about seventy email accounts.
Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney, said that " he also intruded into computers housing vital healthcare and patient information, costing his former employer hundreds of thousands of dollars to remediate".
The hospital, the name of which hasn’t been disclosed, suffered about $350,000 in losses due to illegal activities of Mr. Liriano.