Former student Vishwanath Akuthota of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York has pleaded guilty in the destruction of 66 computers at the school using a USB killer device. How does this device work? When connected to any device, it begins to accumulate charge from their capacitors, until it reaches the critical voltage, and then rapidly discharges it back to the host device, thus frying its electronic components. Read more for a video of USB killers being used on a Tesla Model 3 as well as other devices.
“For whatever reason, Akuthota decided to record himself doing the deed in which it results in 66 computers being destroyed. He also recorded himself saying at one point, “It’s dead,” and another time saying, ‘It’s gone. Boom.’ If found guilty, he could face up 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000. He is scheduled to be sentenced on the 12th of August, 2019,” reports Ubergizmo.