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Man Who Tried To Install Computer Virus Sentenced

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(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man who tried to install a virus on Fannie Mae computers in Maryland has been sentenced to 41 months in prison.

Rajendrasinh Makwana, 36, of Montgomery County was sentenced on Friday. He was convicted of computer intrusion in October.

According to evidence presented at trial, Makwana had been fired as a contract worker at Fannie Mae’s Urbana facility. Makwana programmed a computer with a malicious code that was set to spread throughout the Fannie Mae network and destroy all data.

Washington-based Fannie Mae is the largest U.S. mortgage finance company.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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