In the “don’t do this” category:
A software developer in the U.S. apparently outsourced his six-figure job to China so he could spend all day reading Reddit and watching cat videos, the BBC reports.
The developer was working with secure files on a company VPN. No problem; he Fedexed his RSA (security) token to the Shenyang-based consulting firm, whom he paid $50,000 a year to do his job for him.
The security breach was discovered by Verizon after the unnamed infrastructure company asked Verizon to check out some “anomalous activity.”
The open connection from Shenyang to the employee’s workstation had been open for several months.
This enterprising employee may even have been “working” at more than one job, earning several hundred thousand dollars a year to do nothing, the BBC notes.
Hilarious, but not smart.