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12/17/2019
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Siemens Contractor Sentenced for Writing 'Logic Bombs'

David Tinley, 62, rigged software he wrote for the company starting in 2014 and into 2016, causing the programs to fail.

A Siemens Corp. contractor was handed a six-month prison sentence and a fine of $7,500 in US District Court for intentionally causing damage to the company's computer systems.

David Tinley, 62, of Harrison City, Pa., from around 2014 to May 13, 2016, inserted logic-bomb code into programs he wrote for Siemens at its Monroeville, Pa., location. The malicious code triggered the software to malfunction. Siemens then would have Tinley fix the software issues — not knowing he had deliberately caused them.

After his prison sentence is completed, Tinley will be under court-ordered supervised release for two years.

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