The Maroochy Shire Incident, Australia

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The Maroochy Shire Incident, Australia

2000

Having been turned down for a job with the municipal government of this community located about an hour's drive north of Brisbane, Vitek Boden, a computer expert in his 40s decided he'd have some revenge. Using a notebook PC and a radio transmitter, he seized control of a wastewater facility on 46 separate occasions, and over the course of two months spilled 264,000 gallons of sewage into nearby streams and rivers. He was later arrested and served prison time on charges of computer and environmental crimes.