US: Indian-origin man jailed for sending damaging computer code

New York: A 33-year-old Indian-origin man has been sentenced to over two years in prison and ordered to pay over USD 300,000 in fine for sending a malicious computer code to his former employer's servers that caused financial losses.

Nikhil Nilesh Shah of New Jersey was sentenced to 30 months in prison by US District Judge Louise Flanagan of the Eastern District of North Carolina and ordered to pay USD 324,462 in restitution.

According to the plea agreement, from 2007 to 2012, Shah was an information technology manager at a company located in North Carolina that developed platforms for the creation of mobile applications.

Shah admitted that in March 2012, he left the company to work for another technology company and in June that year he sent malicious computer code to his former company's computer servers in Durham and Raleigh, North Carolina, deleting much of its intellectual property.

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