A security audit of Verizon found that its star developer had outsourced his job to China and was spending his day playing around on the internet.
When Verizon set it up so employees could work from home they saw a regular series of logins to the company's main server were coming from China.
After investigating they found out one man had found a software consultancy in China to do his programming work for him.
The employee was paying them a fifth of his six-figure salary to do the work and he spent every day screwing around at work playing on the internet.
His typical work day consisted of:
9:00 a.m. – Arrive and surf Reddit for a couple of hours. Watch cat videos
11:30 a.m. – Take lunch
1:00 p.m. – Ebay time
2:00-ish p.m – Facebook updates, LinkedIn
4:30 p.m. – End-of-day update e-mail to management
5:00 p.m. – Go home
It had worked very well for quite awhile. He was the firm's top coder for many quarters. It turns out he had done the same thing at other firms in the past.
He was fired as soon as they figured it all out.
I read this article on theregister.co.uk