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Laid-off computer technician admits cyber-threats against former Middlesex County employer

Source: nj.com
A computer technician from Middlesex County pleaded guilty today to extorting the investment firm that laid him off, allegedly threatening to hire Eastern European computer hackers unless officials beefed up his severance package.

Viktor Savtyrev, 29, received a pink slip in November and vowed to enlist cyber-criminals from Belarus to cripple the $15 billion firm's computer network if officials failed to meet his demands for more money, better medical coverage and "excellent references," according to a complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for New Jersey.


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