Programmer Fired After Company Found He Outsourced His Job to China

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    Programmer Fired After Company Found He Outsourced His Job to China

    Programmer Fired After Company Found He Outsourced His Job to China and Watched Cat Videos Instead of Working



    A software programmer was recently fired after the company he worked for found out he outsourced his job, which he got paid a six-figure salary to perform, to a worker in China.

    Andrew Valentine wrote on the Verizon Business blog (which is down at this time) that these actions by the employee identified as “Bob” were discovered during a log analysis that is intended to find security mistakes. In fact, the name of the blog post is cheekily called “Case Study: Proactive Log Review Might Be a Good Idea.”

    Help Net Security reported Valentine, with Verizon’s risk team, saying that a US-based company asked them for help to understand activity they saw in VPN logs that showed an active connection from China to one of their employees who worked remotely in the U.S. More concerning is that they saw the VPN connection was being made nearly every day for months.

    The company feared malicious activity could have been conducted and brought in Verizon to investigate.

    What Verizon found, Valentine explained according to Help Net Security, ultimately lead them to the knowledge that “Bob” spent his time surfing the Internet, looking at cat videos on YouTube and searching on eBay and Reddit, instead of doing his job.

    “Bob spent less that one fifth of his six-figure salary for a Chinese firm to do his job for him. Authentication was no problem, he physically FedExed his RSA token to China so that the third-party contractor could log-in under his credentials during the workday. It would appear that he was working an average 9 to 5 work day,” Valentine wrote.

    But that’s not all.

    “Evidence even suggested he had the same scam going across multiple companies in the area. All told, it looked like he earned several hundred thousand dollars a year, and only had to pay the Chinese consulting firm about fifty grand annually,” Valentine wrote.

    Help Net Security reported the blog saying that the employee’s work even got good reviews from H.R. for meeting deadlines and writing clean code. The one bit of work “Bob” did seem to complete each day was an end of day email sent to management.

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    That's going out in style. No feet in the soft serve needed here folks.
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    They terk er jerbs!

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    They should have promoted him.
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    Damn. Wish I had thought of this
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    Re: Programmer Fired After Company Found He Outsourced His Job to China

    Some funny shit.

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    That's ****ing capitalism at it's purest right thar, folks.

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    I wish I could do that in sales, but the Chinese accents would kill me. One thing I know for sure is their grammar would be better.

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    He FedEx'd his token to China? CISOs everywhere are shaking their head.

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    Programmer Fired After Company Found He Outsourced His Job to China

    Originally Posted by El Jefe View Post
    He FedEx'd his token to China? CISOs everywhere are shaking their head.
    This is what he should be fired for. Surely they called it a security problem. As a developer, I can't just give up my domain credentials to a non company employee.
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    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    This is what he should be fired for. Surely they called it a security problem. As a developer, I can't just give up my domain credentials to a non company employee.
    The guy was drawing a salary from company funds.

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    Programmer Fired After Company Found He Outsourced His Job to China

    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    The guy was drawing a salary from company funds.
    Lol. But the company information was being made available to Chicoms

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    I wonder if he wore a suit and tie to do this.
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    I bet it was DM.

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    He should have been promoted..

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    They can do it but we can't? That's bullshit.

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    Originally Posted by Julz View Post
    Damn. Wish I had thought of this
    pretty sure that company is thinking the same thing....

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    Re: Programmer Fired After Company Found He Outsourced His Job to China

    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    Lol. But the company information was being made available to Chicoms
    You're just mad cause you can't work at home but this other developer had some commie do it on the other side of the world.

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    The company should just hire the Chinese firm and fire their lazy American employees. They would apparently save 80% of the money they're spending now.

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    He's a straight shooter with upper management written all over him.
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    Originally Posted by bJ0 View Post
    He's a straight shooter with upper management written all over him.

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    I've thought about this but they charge like $11 an hour and since that's about all I make its probably not in my best interest

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    From the comment section...




    I say: this guy appears to have created almost as many jobs as Obama has–good on him.

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    This dude took the 4 Hour Workweek very seriously.

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    seems like he is the best guy for the job by getting his work done with the least amount of efforts

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