Report: Man receives two years in prison for attempting to sabotage TSA computers

47-year-old reportedly attempted to load malicious code on servers after learning he would be fired


According to a story published this week by Reuters, a man who formerly worked at a Transportation Security Administration facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for attempting to load malicious code onto the agency’s computer servers.

The defendant, Douglas Duchak, 47, admitted last year to attempting to sabotage the agency’s computers, which are reportedly used by the TSA to screen airline passengers.

Duchak was employed by government contractor InfoZen to update the computers with information from the Terrorist Screening Database and U.S. Marshals Service.

He reportedly attempted to load the malicious code after finding out that he was being terminated from his position.

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