July 5, 2001

Employee message boards getting scarier

Author: JT Smith

ComputerNewsDaily: "Message boards have become increasingly flooded with postings
that go beyond the scathing critique, she said. The harassment ranges
from disclosing company trade secrets to revealing privileged
information to out-and-out cyberstalking of employers and employees,
according to Aftab.

Typically, the perpetrators are current or past employees who have
been involved in a dispute, gotten passed over for a raise or promotion,
or have received a bad evaluation, she said. Occasionally, it's someone
with an emotional or mental problem who has no affiliation with the
company whatsoever."

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