A hacker from New Jersey could spend the next 12 years in prison after he confessed to using keyloggers to steal data from two companies for more than a year.
Ankur Agarwal, 45, of Montville, New Jersey, admitted he placed hardware keyloggers into the network of the companies so he could steal users’ names and passwords. The end goal was to steal proprietary data regarding technology developed by the companies.
Hacking usually takes place from remote locations, but installing hardware keyloggers requires physical access to the networks. The intruder trespassed on location, then added keyloggers and laptops, which were used to siphon information from February 2017 until April 2018.