On July 11, 2016, the United States Department of Justice published a press release announcing the sentencing of Mir Islam of New York, NY. Islam, 22-years old, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison on three federal charges stemming from a conspiracy to commit various crimes related to the “swatting” and “doxing” of dozens of victims, interstate transmission of threats, cyber-stalking, making a false bomb threat against a university in Arizona ,and a pattern of online harassment constituting cyber-stalking against a university student. All of the charges stem from Islam’s activities that took place between February and September 2013.
Mir Islam, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Bangladesh, was arrested in September 2013. In addition to the prison time, the Honorable Randolph D. Moss ordered Islam to be placed on three years of supervised release following the prison term. During his supervised release, Mir Islam must agree to computer monitoring and other conditions. Continue reading