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Submission + - Programmer Sabotaged "Whac-A-Mole" Games (wftv.com)

nolife writes: Faced with a pay cut, police believe Wimberly programmed Whac-A-Mole games to fail, ensuring he would be needed and keep making money.

"If they hadn't of discovered that they had the virus installed in the equipment, they wouldn't have known why their machines were failing," said Cpt. Steve Aldrich, Holly Hill Police Department.

Each game, after turning on and off a certain number of times, sometimes 50, sometimes 500, would fail. Wimberly would be paid to fix it, and police reports say, he would insert a new virus with a new countdown.

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