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[ISN] Former employee accused of writing virus to target Whac-a-Mole machines

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Feb 25 2011 - 07:26:37 GMT

By Gary Taylor
Orlando Sentinel
February 24, 2011

Whac-A-Mole seems like it could be endless fun.

Moles pop out of five holes in the arcade game and a soft mallet is used
to force them back into the holes to score points.

Children and adults alike could whack the moles for hours at a time.

Or at least they could until a worker programmed a virus into the
machines to make them shut down after a pre-determined number of plays,
Holly Hill police said.

Now they have arrested that man, Marvin Walter Wimberly Jr., 61, of
Orlando, who faces a charge of offenses against intellectual property.

It was all a scheme by Wimberly to insure job security, according to an
arrest affidavit.


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