By Rachel Morgan, Marketing –
After having been terminated from his job, Kristopher Ives, age 33, from Portland Oregon, was found illegally accessing computer data from his former place of work, Gearbox Studios. Gearbox, a digital marketing agency, had hired Ives in 2008. As a result of his position in the company, Ives was given access to the computer networks of the company and its clients.
After his termination from the company, Ives used his access to steal valuable company computer information, which he used to attack the company’s servers and various customer websites. The FBI Press release associated with the case explained that Ives “deleted nearly 20,000 products from customer websites and changed prices for various items.” Additionally, Ives stole credit card information which he threatened to release unless he was compensated with payment.
Ives was sentenced to approximately one year in prison with 3 years of supervised release for his crimes.
Unfortunately, such crimes involving employee and former employee theft are not uncommon. These individuals feel entitled to company information and funds and opt to compensate themselves for what they believe they deserve. Their actions cost billions of dollars.
Luckily, there is a way to conduct regular employee screenings to help prevent workplace theft and dishonesty. EyeDetect® is a lie detection technology that uses minimal equipment and takes only 30 minutes to administer and process a single test. Unlike common forms of lie detection technology, EyeDetect does not require a trained professional to interpret its test results, making EyeDetect an ideal tool for frequent employee screenings.
Using EyeDetect, employers can continue their business administration confidently knowing that their company will not be in danger of foul play.