the cyberheist story continues…


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“Don’t worry, honey,” she said, holding William’s arm as a sign of comfort. “You didn’t do anything wrong.”

William picked his head up from his hands. “I know I didn’t. I don’t understand how this could have happened. I gave that company my best work and attitude.”

Melissa’s mouth curved downward just a bit. “Well we are going to figure out what the next step is. That’s why we’re here.”

Her comfort made William feel a little better. He thought about Henry and told himself he would find other work he enjoyed. Yet as soon as he felt better, the thoughts of legal fees and unemployment hit him just as hard as it had earlier in the day. First National Capital Bank was a place he thought he might spend his career, or at least the next few years. The financial uncertainty nagged at him.

“Mr. Gomez will meet you now,” said the woman at the front desk.

“Thank you,” said Melissa as she and William rose to their feet.

Jose Gomez motioned his clients toward the pair of brown leather chairs in his office and sat at his desk. William sat with a slump.

“Why don’t you tell me what happened?” said Gomez.

William sat up and cleared his throat. “About a month ago, one of my client’s lost nearly a million dollars. I tried my best to call IT and see what happened, but never heard back from them.”

“Then, earlier today, my manager called me into the office. The CIO, HR Director and Chief Security Officer were all there. And they told me they thought I had something to do with the missing money, then suspended me without pay.”

Jose leaned back in his chair, then sat up again.

“Did they tell you why?”

William slumped again. “No. They said something about not wanting to compromise the integrity of the investigation.”

Jose shook his head. “I guess we should be glad they told you.”

William wrinkled his brow. “Told me what? All they told me was that I was suspended.”

“They told you why, though,” said Jose. “Most companies these days don’t even do that.”
“They just let you go.”


Will William lose his job for good? Is there a legal loophole that can help him, or is he out of luck?

Next time we’ll show you how William wound up in this mess. Stay tuned to learn the details of a cyber security nightmare that could happen any time to any company.

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All characters and other entities appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, dead or alive, or other real-life entities, past or present, is purely coincidental.
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