Friday, January 18, 2013

US based customer discovers that a developer outsourced his job to China

NOTE: This blog post may not make it clear, but the employee who out-sourced his job to China worked for a "US based company" that went to Verizon Business Services for help investigating suspicious VPN logs. This was not a Verizon employee.

Update: After reading through the comments, I thought I would share this story from the Onion that sounds very similar.

I recommend that you click-through to the Verizon blog post for the full story. It's worth a read if you like true crime.

Source: The Next Web

The story goes a little something like this. A developer at a US-based critical infrastructure company, referred to as “Bob,” was caught last year outsourcing his work to China, paying someone else less than one fifth of his six-figure salary to do his job. As a result, Bob had a lot of time on his hands; in fact, during the investigation, his browsing history revealed this was his typical work day:

9:00 a.m. – Arrive and surf Reddit for a couple of hours. Watch cat videos.
11:30 a.m. – Take lunch.
1:00 p.m. – Ebay time.
2:00 – ish p.m Facebook updates – LinkedIn.
4:30 p.m. – End of day update e-mail to management.
5:00 p.m. – Go home.

Again, I want to emphasize that I haven’t invented this schedule for the sake of making this story more interesting or to have a snazzy headline. This comes straight from Verizon; take that as you will.

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