IT Admins Commandeer Corporate Servers for Gaming

Monday Mar 21st 2011 by Staff

Four systems administrators speak anonymously about using company resources to host illicit gaming servers.

NetworkWorld: Speaking anonymously, four IT administrators from various organizations admitted to setting up gaming servers on the resources they managed for their employers and said the practice was "very common" and "rather commonplace."

"It's hard to get caught when you're the one in charge of the servers and no one else looks at them," said one admin.

"I never really thought about it in terms of right and wrong. I used company resources that were not being used by the company to build and maintain a community of gamers. I spent lots of time in my office, almost an unhealthy amount. I just saw this as an unspoken benefit of my job," added another.

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