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Indian student pleads guilty to launching cyber attack on US university

Paras Jha faces up to 10 years in prison

By: Sarwar Alam

An Indian-American student has pleaded guilty to launching a massive cyber attack on a US university’s computer network that disrupted the educational process for tens of thousands of students, officials have said. Paras Jha, 21, of New Jersey along with two others Josiah White, 20, from Pennsylvania and Dalton Norman, 21, from Louisiana also pleaded guilty to creating and operating two botnets last year, which targeted Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the Department of Justice announced. “Paras Jha has admitted his responsibility for multiple hacks of the Rutgers University computer system,” Acting US Attorney William Fitzpatrick said in a statement…

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