Colorado’s 9News reports federal prosecutors have charged a former Transportation Security Administration employee with attempting to sabotage terror watch list computers.
According to the report, Douglas Duchak, 46, of Colorado Springs, faces two charges of attempting to damage protected TSA computers.
Duchak pleaded not guilty and was released from custody.
The suspect allegedly tried to send a virus into the computer system’s servers, after learning he would be terminated, 9Wants to Know confirms.
The computer system includes the government’s no-fly list.
Duchak worked at the TSA’s Colorado Springs Operation Center where the government loads computers with data received from the federal government’s Terrorist Screening Database and the U.S. Marshal’s Service Warrant Information Network, according to a U.S. Attorney’s office spokesman.
Duchak worked at the Colorado Springs Operations Center from August 2004 to Oct. 23, 2009 as a data analyst.
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