New York, February 27
An Indian pupil has been arrested after being charged with intentionally causing damage to over 50 included computer systems owned through a college in New York state capital Albany, officials stated on Wednesday.
Vishwanath Akuthota, 26, become arrested on February 22 in North Carolina after being charged with intentionally causing damage to covered computers owned through The College of Saint Rose in Albany, US Attorney Grant Jaquith said.
According to a criminal complaint, on February 14, Akuthota entered numerous locations around the Saint Rose campus and inserted a device into more than 50 computer systems utilized by students.
The device, which resembles a regular USB memory stick, sends a rapid series of electricity surges right into a laptop’s electrical hardware, rendering it inoperable. The harm exceeds USD 50,000.
Akuthota, an Indian citizen, is residing in the US on a pupil visa. He regarded inside the federal court in Raleigh, North Carolina, where a US Magistrate Judge ordered him detained and transported to the Northern District of New York.
The charge filed towards Akuthota consists of the most sentence of 10 years in jail, a fine of as much as USD 250,000, and a time period of supervised release of up to a few years. PTI