The direct loss of Ciscos former employees deletion of the library after their resignation amounted to 2.4 million US dollars

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 The direct loss of Ciscos former employees deletion of the library after their resignation amounted to 2.4 million US dollars


On September 24, 2018, five months after leaving office, Ramesh accessed Ciscos cloud infrastructure hosted on Amazon Web services without permission. He deployed a piece of code from his Google cloud project account, which resulted in the deletion of 456 virtual machines for webexteams applications. Webexteams is a popular collaborative office software of Cisco, which provides video conferencing, video messaging, file sharing and other collaboration tools.

Ramesh pleaded guilty by saying that he acted recklessly in deploying code and deliberately ignored the huge risk of harm to Cisco.

As a result of Rameshs actions, more than 16000 webexteams accounts were closed for up to two weeks, resulting in Cisco spending about $1400000 employee time restoring applications and refunding more than $1000000 to affected customers.

At present, the incident did not cause customer data disclosure. Ramesh was charged with violating 18 U.S.C. sections 1030 (a) (5) (b) and (c) (4) (a) (I) (I), wilfully unauthorized access to a protected computer and recklessly causing damage.. The maximum legal penalty for this offence is five years imprisonment and a fine of $250000. The defendant, Ramesh, is on bail for $50000. Sentencing hearing is scheduled to be held in San Jose Court on December 9, 2020. In response to the incident, Cisco said it ensured that no customer information was disclosed and other safeguards were in place. Thank the law enforcement for bringing it to justice, and we believe we can prevent it from happening again. Source: open source China editor: Ding Guangsheng_ NT1941

At present, the incident did not cause customer data disclosure. Ramesh was charged with violating 18 U.S.C. sections 1030 (a) (5) (b) and (c) (4) (a) (I) (I), wilfully unauthorized access to a protected computer and recklessly causing damage.. The maximum legal penalty for this offence is five years imprisonment and a fine of $250000.

In response to the incident, Cisco said it ensured that no customer information was disclosed and other safeguards were in place. Thank the law enforcement for bringing it to justice, and we believe we can prevent it from happening again.