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Old 16 January 2013, 11:01 AM
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China Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China to goof off at work

While The Register is usually a pretty reliable source, parts of this fall into the 'too good to be true' area for me, particularly the logs which have supposedly been released for some reason of exactly what he spent his time doing. Although to be true UL material it wouldn't end with him no longer being at the company, he'd have been promoted.

A security audit of a US critical infrastructure company last year revealed that its star developer had outsourced his own job to a Chinese subcontractor and was spending all his work time playing around on the internet.
Company is unnamed. The company's ISP Verizon is cited as the source, but the link to their statement in the article is dead.

Surely if he was that smart he wouldn't have entrusted his VPN key to people half way around the world and would have had them upload their work somewhere for him to pull down, rather than giving them full security access to his systems?
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