Former Federal Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Cyber Sabotage


A former system admin for a US Army contractor has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for illegally accessing his former employer’s network systems, stealing critical servers and information, and causing a loss of over $1.1 million, according to the US Department of Justice.

According to court documents, Barrence Anthony, 40, was a systems engineer for Federated IT, a federal contractor that was providing technology services for the US Army Chaplain Corps.

The DoJ said that after learning he was going to be let go from his position, Anthony took part in a scheme to sabotage Federated IT’s contract with the Chaplain Corps. 

According to the DoJ, he did so by deleting all user and administrator accounts except his to give him sole access to network systems, changing domain name registration information, deleting numerous files belonging to Federated IT, and unlawfully sharing proprietary information belonging to Federated IT with his personal accounts.