Prison sentence for former network admin who shutdown his former employer, an ISP
Howard Sheppard has the follow-up to a case where a disgruntled network admin took revenge on his former employer:
Darius J. Prugar, 32, of Syracuse, New York, was sentenced today in federal court in Harrisburg by Sylvia H. Rambo to 24 months in prison for computer hacking and wire fraud. A jury convicted Prugar in March after a one-week jury trial.
Judge Rambo also ordered Prugar to pay $26,000 in restitution. Prugar was ordered to report to the Bureau of Prisons on December 27, 2016, to begin service of his prison sentence.
According to U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Prugar was the network administrator for Pa Online, an internet service provider formerly located in Enola, Cumberland County. Prugar was fired by Pa Online in June 2010. Days later, Prugar retaliated against his former employer by secretly hacking into the business’s computer network.
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