Contractor pleads guilty to planting 'logic bomb' in client's software

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David Tinley faces a fine of up to $250,000 and ten years in prison

A contractor has pleaded guilty to planting a "logic bomb" in a client's software in a bid to receive extra work from the company every few years. David Tinley, a 62-year-old contract programmer...

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