A Marshall, Minn., man has been sentenced to five years probation for planting malicious code in software at 439-bed St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital.
Jeffery Howard Gibson, 30, pleaded guilty in January to a federal charge of intentional damage to a protected computer system.
The U.S. attorney's office says Gibson was hired by the hospital in 2005 to create a computer-based training program. They say before quitting his job in 2006, Gibson inserted a so-called "logic bomb" intended to disable the software later.
Authorities say the software did shut down the training program, but it didn't affect any patients and didn't damage other parts of the hospital computer system.
Gibson was also ordered to pay more than $28,000 in restitution and do community service.