Stamford Police: Woman Hacked Into Business Council's Computers

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Stamford Police charged Aiesha McClean, 25, of 29 Palisade Ave., Bridgeport, with one count each of first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree computer crime, unauthorized access into a computer and interrupting computer service.
Stamford Police charged Aiesha McClean, 25, of 29 Palisade Ave., Bridgeport, with one count each of first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree computer crime, unauthorized access into a computer and interrupting computer service. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A woman who was fired from a women's business organization broke into its computer system and deleted its files, said police, who arrested the woman Wednesday. 

Aiesha McClean, 25, of 29 Palisade Ave., Bridgeport, was charged with first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree computer crime, unauthorized access into a computer and interrupting computer service.

Police said they were contacted July 12, 2012, by a technology consultant who was brought in by the Connecticut Women's Business Development Council at 184 Bedford St. to look at its system.

The consultant discovered that someone had entered in through the computer system's "back door" in order to gain access and erase files, police said.

The next day, the organization's chief executive officer Fran Pastore reported to police that someone had used her password information to get into the organization's server, something Pastore said she never did.

During the investigation police were able to discover an Internet Protocol (IP) address linked to a computer device in Bridgeport that police said was linked to McClean. McClean had been an employee of the council but had been fired before the hacking, police said.

McClean was arrested after a lengthy investigation by the police department.

Court and bond information on McClean was unavailable. 

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