Former TSA Employee Indicted for Database Attack
A former Transportation Security Administration
Douglas James Duchak, 46, of
According to the indictment, Duchak worked at TSA's Colorado Springs Operations Center (CSOC) from at least August 2004 to
According to authorities, Duchak was told Oct. 15 his employment would be ending Oct. 30. On Oct. 22, authorities allege Duchak put malicious code into the CSOC server that contained data from the U.S. Marshal's Service Warrant Information Network. He is accused of doing the same the next day to the CSOC server containing information from the Terrorist Screening Database.
"While this threat was an attempted internal attack on a cyber-based system by a
This case was investigated jointly by the TSA, FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General. If convicted, Duchak faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000 for each of the two counts in the indictment.