Updated Trends: Indian-American Convicted Of Planting Virus On Fannie Mae Servers
An Indian-American person has been convicted of planting a virus on Fannie Mae servers, in an attempt to destroy the US Mortgage giant’s computer and company data. The convicted, Rajendrasinh Babubhai Makwana, 36, of Maryland, has been found liable of facing at least 10 years in prison, by the federal judge.
His sentence is scheduled on the 8th of December as per the decision by the federal judge, for ‘computer intrusion arising from the transmission of malicious script to Fannie Mae’s computer servers’. Makwana worked for Fannie Mae as an UNIX engineer, in a company which stores more than 5000 servers.
After he was caught in the month of January, he directly pleaded not guilty. Makwana was working as a contractor for the company’s Maryland facility the year 2006 to 24th October 2008. He was later fired from Fannie Mae and was asked to return all the company’s assets provided to him which also included his laptop. Evidence broke out when it came to light that it was from the codes of his laptop that the virus had been transmitted by him.