On Tuesday, a woman from Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty to destroying computer data at an unidentified credit union from which she had recently been fired.
Juliana Barile, 35, according to charges filed by the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York [PDF], was working remotely at the credit union on a part-time basis when she was terminated on May 19, 2021. An employee from the credit union is said to have asked the firm’s IT department to disable Barile’s system access but that didn’t happen.
Two days later, Barile logged into the credit union’s file server and, over the next 40 minutes, trashed it.
“During that time period, Barile deleted approximately 20,433 files and 3,478 directories, a total of approximately 21.3 gigabytes of data, from the ‘P:\’ drive on that file server, which the Credit Union