Sentence handed down for former CU employee. Source: Shutterstock

A federal judge on Friday sentenced Juliana Barile, a former employee of Penn South Cooperative Federal Credit Union in New York, to three years’ probation, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn.

She pleaded guilty in 2021 to one count of computer intrusion when, in an act of angry revenge for being fired via a text message, Barile deleted more than 20,433 files and 3,478 directories from the New York City credit union’s IT system within 40 minutes and later joked about it to a friend, according to court documents. Penn South spent $10,115 to fix the unauthorized intrusion and destruction of data.

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