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American watched YouTube while Chinese firm did his job

picture: Shenyang or Silicon Valley?
Shenyang or Silicon Valley?   Pic: David Vasquez
An American outsourceverb when one company uses another company to do some of its workd his job to China while he spent his time on eBay and YouTube.
The man, who was a software developernoun (1) someone who makes money by putting up new buildings (2) someone who creates new products or computer programmes, paid around 20% of his salary to a company in China to do his job for him.

He was caught when his employers became suspiciousadjective feeling that something is wrong or illegal of a computer link to Shenyang in China. They thought someone was hackverb enter a computer system without permissioning their systems and called in a security firm to investigate.

The security experts found hundreds of invoices from a Chinese firm that had done work for their employee.

The man had given the Chinese firm his company log in details so they could access his company accounts. In this way it looked as if he was working a normal nine-to-five day when in fact he was doing nothing.

The investigation also found he was using the same scamnoun dishonest plan for making money in other American companies. He was getting hundreds of thousands of US dollars a year in salary and paying the Chinese firm around $50,000.

A spokesperson for the firm said the man was no longer working there.
 
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hack verb enter a computer system without permission Cam Save
scam noun dishonest plan for making money Cam Save
developer noun (1) someone who makes money by putting up new buildings (2) someone who creates new products or computer programmes Mac   CamDict   Wikt Save
outsource verb when one company uses another company to do some of its work Mac   CamDict   Wikt Save
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