Indian student sentenced to 1 yr in prison for damaging college computers

Indian student sentenced to 1 yr in prison for damaging college computers

An Indian student has been sentenced to 12 months in prison, to be followed by one year of supervised release, for intentionally damaging computer equipment of a college in Upstate New York. Vishwanath Akuthota (27) has also been ordered to pay $58,471 as restitution charge, United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith said on Tuesday. Pleading guilty, Akuthota admitted that on February 14 he inserted a ‘USB Killer’ device into 66 computers as well as numerous computer monitors and computer-enhanced podiums owned by the College of St. Rose in Albany.

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