A cautionary tale for employers with IT departments: Don't give anyone the keys to the kingdom -- this worker sabotaged company computers with an electronic time bomb. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has confirmed the conviction of the former IT manager of a Plano-based software firm who sabotaged the company’s computer system with an electronic “time bomb” that was set to go off after he submitted his resignation.

Michael Thomas was upset that ClickMotive fired his coworker, so he embarked on a weekend campaign of electronic sabotage, according to the Fifth Circuit’s recent decision.

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