FBI: Fannie target of malicious code

Foiled attack was intended to take down 4,000 servers

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A software engineer fired from his job as a contractor for Fannie Mae is accused of planting a malicious script that would have wiped out the data on all 4,000 of the company’s servers and halted the processing of mortgages for at least a week had it not been discovered, authorities said.

Rajendrasinh Babubhai Makwana, who was employed by OmniTech as a contractor at Fannie Mae’s Urbana, Md. facility for three years, is accused of planting the script on Oct. 24.