A 27 year old Indian man, living in the US on a student visa, has pled guilty to destroying computers worth $58,000 or Rs 4,0,26,215 belonging to The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Vishwanath Akuthota was a former student of Saint Rose where he earned a master’s degree in business as well as one in computer information systems. Akuthota was arrested by the FBI back in February for destroying dozens of computers belonging to the college using a USB Killer device, which when inserted into a computer, quickly and repeatedly charges and discharges its on-board capacitors. “This process ultimately renders the host electronic device inoperable by damaging the port, hard disk, and overall electrical system,” a US Federal Agent told Timesunion.



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