Carmel man to plead to computer tampe...

Carmel man to plead to computer tampering

There are 20 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 1, 2008, titled Carmel man to plead to computer tampering. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A former Ski.com salesman plans to plead guilty to reduced counts in a case in which he was accused of tampering with company computers, according to court documents.

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JustMe

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jan 1, 2008
Not that it is not a thing for which he should be punished; but it is a shame that this guy is more likely to have to do time that someone accused of physical assault or attempted rape or even actual rape, especially when it goes to federal court. A recent fine for a hacker was 10 years and $250000 in one case in which a guy hacked into the company's computer system and deleted all of its electronic client files.
NoBadNerds

Kemptville, Canada

#2 Jan 1, 2008
Another case of the disgruntled nerd attempting to get back at his employer by sabotaging the computers. Just like Jimmy Fallon (as the geek Computer Guy on SNL) getting his just deserts.
oskee

Midland, VA

#4 Jan 1, 2008
mr. carmel citizen..........Get a Life!
Johnny Reb

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jan 1, 2008
The U.S. Attorney files charges against him for $5000 in damages but in order for the U.S. Attorney to pursue mortgage fraud it has to be at least a $1,000,000 involved....huh?
Milt

United States

#8 Jan 1, 2008
Carmel Citizen wrote:
Probably this poor soul, and a computer whiz-kid,
should create a Computer Program on how Carmel
Indiana will ever RE-PAY it's out-of-control
city-governmental DEBT(S) load of well over
$740,000,000.00--PLUS COMPOUNDING INTEREST--
and GROWING--DAILY!!
Bruce Cordingley, the CEO of PEDROX INC., the
local CEO of PEDCOR INC., and above else,
the OWNER of the mind, body, and soul, of
one "mayor" Jim Brainard of car-MELLLLL'
Indiana(that's Carmel Indiana), could use
this mis-guided Computer wizard to develop
more computer software programs, to FURTHER
FOOL the People of Carmel Indiana.
Perhaps that computer genius can develop
holograms of fictional rich "sugar daddies"
producing holograms of hundreds of millions
of Dollars saving Brainard's Follies, like the
new Performing Arts Center---in 2003-2004
the projected cost was $56,000,000.00---now
in 2007-2008--this new cost projection--well
OVER $175,000,000.00--for a 550-seat facility
and in a town of 66,500 people--where the
population growth is ACTUALLY starting DOWNWARD.
Carmel has had a NET LOSS of 11,900 JOBS
in the last EIGHT YEARS!!
The office space VACANCY, in Carmel Indiana
is NOW well ABOVE 60%--and RISING!!
Carmel Indiana needs REAL JOBS--NOW, by the
THOUSANDS, with REAL BUSINESSES--NOW, not
Brainard's repeated "promises"---aka
falsehoods!
Cordingley may have been a "whiz" at apartment
contruction, but anything bigger is just
too much for him.
This is what happens where there are repeated
UN-BIDDED CONTRACTS---aka Carmel Indiana.
It also shows that the clandestine meetings
of the C.R.C., and not the People of Carmel
Indiana, are REALLY in control of Carmel
Indiana's "destiny".
NO rich "sugar daddies" are coming to bail-out
the Cordingley-Brainard "easy money--big DEBT machine".
Mr. Cordingley--BRUCE--did you ever finish your
MSc-Diploma in Mathematical Finance??
How are Ali Stolkin and Jim Birge doing in
California??
Going back to the man arrested for computer
sabotage:
Maybe there can be a job for the arrested
computer geek in/of Carmel Indiana after all.
For example:
Designing a software PROGRAM to pay-back Carmel's
UN-REPAYABLE city-governmental's DEBT(S).
Ah yes, yes,; this is the Carmel Way of Life!!
To all of us Carmelites---fasten your
seat belts folks, and be ready to be taken for
the increasing Tax-based RIDE of the Century.
Zzzz...
HamiltonCounty

Noblesville, IN

#9 Jan 1, 2008
Johnny Reb wrote:
The U.S. Attorney files charges against him for $5000 in damages but in order for the U.S. Attorney to pursue mortgage fraud it has to be at least a $1,000,000 involved....huh?
Yea I was wondering about the same thing. How is a 5000 dollar computer tampering case being investigated by the US Attorney General?
WhutZatSmell

Dayton, OH

#10 Jan 1, 2008
This is bogus "news!"

ASPEN TIMES, October 2007, reported on this "crime!" Why is it such big news in the STAR today?

"James. M. DiBlasio, who worked as a sales representative for Aspen-based Ski.com from September 2004 to November 2006, was hit with 10 “introductory allegations” by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court in Denver."

Oh, I get it ... someone made travel and ski plans on the Carmel taxpayers dollar? How many times, how often, with how many people in the entourage?!!!

Since: Nov 07

United States

#11 Jan 1, 2008
You know, the only people who automatically assume that anybody who can operate a computer is a "nerd" are the same people who have a VCR flashing "12:00" in their house.

For God's sake, gramps!

Join us in 2008, won't you?
Mike - Indianapolis

Peru, IN

#12 Jan 1, 2008
JustMe wrote:
Not that it is not a thing for which he should be punished; but it is a shame that this guy is more likely to have to do time that someone accused of physical assault or attempted rape or even actual rape, especially when it goes to federal court. A recent fine for a hacker was 10 years and $250000 in one case in which a guy hacked into the company's computer system and deleted all of its electronic client files.
Shouldn't be punished? Why not? He cost the company that employed him $5,000, cost those customers affected lost, delayed or probably more expensive alternate travel plans as well. And the comparison of this to crimes of rape?

Sleep off the hangover please.
Mike - Indianapolis

Peru, IN

#13 Jan 1, 2008
JustMe wrote:
Not that it is not a thing for which he should be punished; but it is a shame that this guy is more likely to have to do time that someone accused of physical assault or attempted rape or even actual rape, especially when it goes to federal court. A recent fine for a hacker was 10 years and $250000 in one case in which a guy hacked into the company's computer system and deleted all of its electronic client files.
Just reread your first sentence...my bad. But do you really believe that he will serve more time than a convicted rapist?
I don't think the track records would reflect that.
WhutZatSmell

Dayton, OH

#14 Jan 1, 2008
DENVER — A grand jury indictment filed Wednesday claims a former Ski.com employee allegedly hacked into the booking agency’s server and deleted reservations, among other accusations.

James. M. DiBlasio, who worked as a sales representative for Aspen-based Ski.com from September 2004 to November 2006, was hit with 10 “introductory allegations” by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court in Denver.

DiBlasio, who was born in 1969 and currently resides in Indiana, faces two charges of “unlawful access to protected computer” and eight counts of “intentional damage to protected computer,” according to the indictment. A conviction carries fines ranging between $100,000 and $250,000, and prison sentences between one and three years.

According to the four-page indictment, DiBlasio used a computer in Indiana to hack Ski.com ’s Denver server on Jan. 14 and Jan. 15.

During that time, he allegedly deleted airline reservations, altered contact information between Ski.com and the airlines with which it books reservations, and deleted electronic data that Ski.com used to review available reservations. Additionally, DiBlasio allegedly changed the profile Ski.com sent to airlines.

The indictment alleges that Ski.com suffered losses of more than $5,000 because of DiBlasio, who “intentionally caused damage without authorization to a protected computer.”

A phone message left at DiBlasio’s Indiana residence was not returned Thursday.

DiBlasio is scheduled to appear before Magistrate Judge Watanabe on Nov. 9 in U.S. District Court in Denver. The government does not plan to detain DiBlasio during the proceedings, according to court papers.

Ski.com , which is based at the Aspen Airport Business Center, launched in 1971 as Aspen Ski Tours, and used that name until 2000 when it bought the Ski.com domain name, according to its website. It has global presence, booking ski vacations at resorts in the U.S., South America, Canada and Europe.

Ski.com officials were for unavailable comment for this story, and a phone call to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver was not returned.
David Smith

Euclid, OH

#15 Jan 1, 2008
Hardly sounds like a hack to me... he simply had access to the computers and deleted a few records. That is not hacking if he had access.
KiwiKid

New Zealand

#17 Jan 1, 2008
Mike - Indianapolis wrote:
<quoted text>
Shouldn't be punished? Why not? He cost the company that employed him $5,000, cost those customers affected lost, delayed or probably more expensive alternate travel plans as well. And the comparison of this to crimes of rape?
Sleep off the hangover please.
Wakey wakey rise and shine ... if you READ what JustMe said .. he did NOT say there should be no punishment, just that the punishment would be harsher than that for a rapist etc .... put your mind in gear before setting your mouth in motion mate!!!!
Hugh Moore

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Jan 1, 2008
Carmel Citizen wrote:
Probably this poor soul, and a computer whiz-kid,
should create a Computer Program on how Carmel
Indiana will ever RE-PAY it's out-of-control
city-governmental DEBT(S) load of well over
$740,000,000.00--PLUS COMPOUNDING INTEREST--
and GROWING--DAILY!!
Bruce Cordingley, the CEO of PEDROX INC., the
local CEO of PEDCOR INC., and above else,
the OWNER of the mind, body, and soul, of
one "mayor" Jim Brainard of car-MELLLLL'
Indiana(that's Carmel Indiana), could use
this mis-guided Computer wizard to develop
more computer software programs, to FURTHER
FOOL the People of Carmel Indiana.
Perhaps that computer genius can develop
holograms of fictional rich "sugar daddies"
producing holograms of hundreds of millions
of Dollars saving Brainard's Follies, like the
new Performing Arts Center---in 2003-2004
the projected cost was $56,000,000.00---now
in 2007-2008--this new cost projection--well
OVER $175,000,000.00--for a 550-seat facility
and in a town of 66,500 people--where the
population growth is ACTUALLY starting DOWNWARD.
Carmel has had a NET LOSS of 11,900 JOBS
in the last EIGHT YEARS!!
The office space VACANCY, in Carmel Indiana
is NOW well ABOVE 60%--and RISING!!
Carmel Indiana needs REAL JOBS--NOW, by the
THOUSANDS, with REAL BUSINESSES--NOW, not
Brainard's repeated "promises"---aka
falsehoods!
Cordingley may have been a "whiz" at apartment
contruction, but anything bigger is just
too much for him.
This is what happens where there are repeated
UN-BIDDED CONTRACTS---aka Carmel Indiana.
It also shows that the clandestine meetings
of the C.R.C., and not the People of Carmel
Indiana, are REALLY in control of Carmel
Indiana's "destiny".
NO rich "sugar daddies" are coming to bail-out
the Cordingley-Brainard "easy money--big DEBT machine".
Mr. Cordingley--BRUCE--did you ever finish your
MSc-Diploma in Mathematical Finance??
How are Ali Stolkin and Jim Birge doing in
California??
Going back to the man arrested for computer
sabotage:
Maybe there can be a job for the arrested
computer geek in/of Carmel Indiana after all.
For example:
Designing a software PROGRAM to pay-back Carmel's
UN-REPAYABLE city-governmental's DEBT(S).
Ah yes, yes,; this is the Carmel Way of Life!!
To all of us Carmelites---fasten your
seat belts folks, and be ready to be taken for
the increasing Tax-based RIDE of the Century.
Best rant of 2008. Can I have some of the hippie lettuce you were smokin when you wrote this.
Carmel Citizen

Henniker, NH

#20 Jan 1, 2008
KIWI KID--If all New Zealand has is you for a
"response", then your nation is a socialist hole
like you are!!
sid erenwald

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Jan 1, 2008
JustMe wrote:
Not that it is not a thing for which he should be punished; but it is a shame that this guy is more likely to have to do time that someone accused of physical assault or attempted rape or even actual rape, especially when it goes to federal court. A recent fine for a hacker was 10 years and $250000 in one case in which a guy hacked into the company's computer system and deleted all of its electronic client files.
10 years ! not enough this is a very serious crime when we give out 30 and 40 year tern's to hacker's thay will think about it.
Fishers Cab Driver

Marysville, OH

#24 Jan 1, 2008
He should have used his powers to release the HATCH!
ugly

United States

#25 Jan 1, 2008
danVillain wrote:
You know, the only people who automatically assume that anybody who can operate a computer is a "nerd" are the same people who have a VCR flashing "12:00" in their house.
For God's sake, gramps!
Join us in 2008, won't you?
I would like to join you in 2008, but I do not have a VCR. Can I stilljoin?
Jimmy

Crawfordsville, IN

#26 Jan 1, 2008
Quick! Somebody nudge an Editor.

Who writes an article like this...
CJMorgan

Clarksburg, WV

#27 Jul 28, 2008
I need some feedback re: my delimma. I left the company I was with, and, my personal computer was left in my office for a few days. In the past when someone left the office bad things were done to their computer. I clearly asked the manager to make sure that my computer would "not be messed with". Nearly all my software had been deleted. All my contacts, personal addresses, all my saved information and all of the Office programs had been deleted. My thought is to write the CEO of this (small) business and let him know the serious damage that this computer "geek" in the office is doing. Also, to instill in him that this is harassment. I have spent hundreds of dollars (which I don't have) trying to bring my computer back to where it was before the tampering. Do you have any words of wisdom or suggestions on how to handle this? THANKS!

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