Ardit Ferizi, who went by the online moniker Th3Dir3ctorY, was a citizen of Kosovo who was studying in Malaysia. He operated a website that curated ISIS propaganda videos, and he hacked into an Illinois company to gain access to its customer database. From that database, Ferizi isolated customers who had U.S. military or government email addresses and provided the personal information of 1,300 U.S. government employees to Junaid Hussain, an ISIS member. Hussain distributed the employee information online and credited the “Islamic State Hacking Division.” Ferizi was arrested in Malaysia and extradited to the United States.
- Terre Haute
- terre haute, IN
- Medium Security
- Federal Correctional Institution