Former Fannie Mae Employee Found Guilty of Planting Server Bomb

by Kara Reeder

Rajendrasinh Babubhai Makwana faces up to 10 years in prison.

Computerworld reports that a federal jury has found Rajendrasinh Babubhai Makwana, a former Fannie Mae computer programmer, guilty of one count of computer intrusion.

Last year, Makwana, who was fired from his contract position at Fannie Mae's Urbana, Md., data center, was accused of creating a malware computer time bomb that could have destroyed millions of Fannie Mae files. He pleaded not guilty.

Makwana faces up to 10 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 8.

This article was originally published on Friday Oct 8th 2010