Stealing and mining and a € 30.000 reward 'The Powers of Nothing...'
Netherlands, March 2, 2018.
A Dutch company sued one of his IT system managers for theft and abuse of companies resources, immediate terminating the contract which resulted in a lawsuit of the employee against the employer. The judge overruled the termination and ordered the employer to pay a settlement of lost salary and transition fee of a total of about € 30.000.
An employee installed a bitcoin mining computer and connected it, without specific consent or knowledge of the employer, to the companies networks, conveniently hidden somewhere in the server farm. When the employer discovered the 'vile act', the system manager was instant terminated, who subsequently sued his 'former' employer. Here is how the presiding judge motivated his verdict where the employer lost the court case.