There are right ways and wrong ways to use corporate assets. Here are some of the wrong ways, from a contest sponsored by Web filtering software firm 8e6 for the "most unusual misuse of network resources":
The competition was won by a corporate IT manager whose use of Web filtering revealed an employee who was not only running his own business from within the company, but selling items stolen from the corporate warehouse as well.
Second prize went to a CTO who had to bring his company back online after the Victoria's Secret Webcast overloaded the network.
Third prize went to an infrastructure manager who busted a woman running an outcall service from within the company
Other infractions that came out as a result of the anonymous survey:
* An employee with an entrepreneurial spirit created a gambling site and acted as bookie for co-workers.
* It turns out day trading is a way many employees spend a significant portion of their time these days.
* General eBay usage during the work day is another common plight companies are facing today.
* One employee was busted for giving away company secrets, including internal price lists and contract agreement, software code for application development and ID theft.
* One employee “rented” the corporate IP address for hacker buddies to generate DOS attacks.