Server threat lands admin in court
A US-based systems administrator has been arrested for allegedly trying to extort money and even good job references out of a mutual fund company that had just laid him off. Viktor Savtyrev, of Old Bridge, N.J., was arrested at his home on Monday morning. He faces two charges under the federal cyber extortion statue. Savtyrev, also known as Victor Savturev, was employed as a systems administrator for an unnamed mutual fund company in New York City until he was let go, along with nine other employees, on November 5. All of the laid off workers were given a severance package, according to a criminal complaint filed with the courts.
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