The Offender Faces 12 Years In Prison For Introducing Keyloggers Into Systems Of Tech Companies.

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The criminal installed keyloggers for unauthorized access to networks and theft of confidential data. image 45-year-old Ankur Agarwal from Montville (USA) was charged with installing hardware keyloggers on the computer systems of two companies for unauthorized access to their networks and theft of confidential data.

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45-year-old Ankur Agarwal from Montville (USA) was charged with installing hardware keyloggers on the computer systems of the two companies for unauthorized access to their networks and theft of confidential data.

In February 2017, a criminal entered the premises of one of two technology companies and installed keyloggers on computers to collect usernames and passwords of employees. He also connected his laptop and hard drive to the company's computer network. Having collected the login information, Agarwal was able to gain remote access to the company’s network and carry out an attack on employees working on new technologies. Agarwala's activities went unnoticed until April 2018, when the company's security team discovered a digital intrusion and launched an investigation. This did not stop the offender; he continued to use his access to monitor the progress of the internal investigation.

According to the court report, the offender used the same method against another American company, in the network of which in June 2016 he installed a hardware keylogger to collect employee credentials. He also managed to obtain a pass to the offices, thanks to which he was able to restore unauthorized electronic devices installed in the company's systems.

The attacker gained access to logins and passwords, as well as thousands of personal documents belonging to 10 employees of both companies. In one of the two affected companies, the offender also gained access to personnel service files containing information about more than 50 senior managers.

On Tuesday, October 22, Ankur Agarwal pleaded guilty. Now he faces up to 12 years in prison, as well as a fine of $ 250 thousand.
 
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