New Yorker pleads guilty to doxing, swatting and making bomb threats

A New York man was sentenced to two years in prison on three federal charges that include swatting, doxing and making bomb threats against an Arizona university.

Mir Islam, of New York, pleaded guilty on July 6 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to three charges that included identity theft, access device fraud, Social Security number misuse, computer fraud, wire fraud, assaulting federal officials, and interstate transmission of threats. The other charges were one count of threatening and conveying false information concerning the use of explosives and one count of cyber-stalking.

“Islam and his co-conspirators “swatted” and “doxed” numerous individuals from February through August 2013. Islam and his co-conspirators committed the doxing and swatting to entertain themselves, to exact revenge for official conduct they found objectionable, to express animus toward certain victims, and for their own notoriety,” according to the District of Columbia attorney's general office.

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