Ardit Ferizi, also known as “Th3Dir3ctorY,” was charged at the Eastern District of Virginia court by US District Judge Leonie Brinkema last week, according to the US Department of Justice (DoJ).
The 20-year-old, a citizen of Kosovo, was charged with providing support the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as well as accessing a protected computer without consent and stealing data for the sake of the terrorist organization.
According to US prosecutors, Ferizi has admitted to gaining administrator access to a server which hosted sensitive data belonging to military personnel and those connected with them in June 2015.
The victim was a third-party US retailer which held the personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to tens of thousands of customers, including members of the military and other government personnel.
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