Indian Pleads Guilty To Destroying University Computers via USB Killer Drive
to pulverizing 59 computers at the College of St. Rose, in New York, through a
weaponized USB thumb drive named “USB Killer” that he bought on the
effectively damage gear and equipment worth $51,109, roughly accounting for Rs.
35, 46,700 alongside $7,362 approximately Rs. 5, 10,900 in employee time for
exploring and supplanting pulverized hardware.
documents acquired by ZDNet, and the suspect recorded himself while pulverizing
some of the computers. In the recording, the he was seen saying, “I’m
going to kill this guy,”, and once he was finished with the procedure, he
was seen saying things like, “it’s dead” and “it’s gone.
is effectively accessible on the web and he had bought it from a rather
well-known online store that sells these kinds of gadgets.
capacitors from the USB control supply, and after that releasing the electrical
current again into the USB slot – all in mere seconds- – successfully frying
the computer to which the USB Killer device is connected to.
Akuthota was arrested on February 22 and will be condemned
not long from now, on August 12. He faces up to ten years in prison, a fine of
up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3