Boerne man hacked, shut down former employer's business computer, DOJ says

Brian Neal Bond, 40, faces up to 5 years in prison

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BOERNE, Texas – A Boerne man is facing up to five years in prison after he admitted to hacking into a former employer's business computer and shutting it down.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Brian Neal Bond, 40, worked from September 2010 to April 2015 as an information technology help desk manager at the Boerne facility of a Colorado-based company before leaving to take a position with a different company.

The DOJ said Bond admitted to accessing his former employer's computer approximately 124 times between June 2015 and January 2016, one of those times shutting down the trading systems, making it unavailable to customers, and deleting a file that was essential to the trading system's ability to operate.

As a result, the company lost an estimated $10,816, all of which Bond has paid into the registry of the court, the DOJ said.

Bond's sentencing is scheduled for June 28.

 

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