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IT administrator faces five years for network extortion

IT administrator faces five years for network extortion

An IT administrator faces up to five years in prison after he tried to extort money from his former employers by threatening to crash the companyˇ¦s servers.

Viktor Savtyrev, 29, pleaded guilty to extortion after he threatened his former employers with computer crashes. He also threatened to enlist Eastern European hackers to launch attacks against his former employer, New York investment firm Third Avenue Management.

“My comrades for a small fee are able to help me out with bridging the firewall security and carry out data destruction and virus outbreak,” Savtyrev wrote in an e-mail to the company, according to the complaint.

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