A judge has sentenced an Indianapolis man to two years in federal prison for extorting an insurance company through interstate
Judge Sarah Evans Barker sentenced 28-year-old Kevin M. Stewart on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis.
Federal prosecutors say Stewart stole a computer server from AIG Medical Excess that contained the names and confidential
information of 900,000 people in 2006 while working for a private security firm. He later allegedly threatened to release
the data to the Internet unless he was paid $1,000 a week for four years. He used e-mails to make arrangements for the payments.
Stewart also was ordered to make restitution of $1.4 million to help cover the company’s cost of identifying and notifying
those whose data was stolen.
Authorities say the stolen data was recovered.