Ardit Ferizi

Charged: October 03, 2015
Affiliation
ISIS
State
Virginia
District
Eastern District of Virginia
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Hacking
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: June 12, 2016
Sentenced: September 20, 2016
Imprisonment
20 years
Details
Ardit Ferizi
  • Age
    23
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
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.
Current Location
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  • Terre Haute
  • terre haute, IN
  • Medium Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution