Computer malware may have cost a former Massachusetts civil servant his job, his friends, his health insurance, his pension — and nearly his freedom.
Michael Fiola entered his own personal hell in March 2007 when his boss at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents told him that a large amount of pornography, including kiddie porn, had been found on his state-issued laptop — and that he was being fired immediately.
"It felt like the blood drained right from my body," Fiola told PC World magazine. "I never expected anything like this to happen."
Four months later, the state charged him with possession of child pornography, charges that carried a penalty of 30 months in prison.
This is a scary thing. I wonder how this happens. This man's life was runied. I hope he can get back on track.