WHITE PLAINS – A New Rochelle man is charged with stealing digital data from his former employer, a New Rochelle chemical distribution company.
The felony complaint against Nial Yusupov, 25, alleged that while employed as a web developer and coder for the company, he had full access to its computer servers with domain administrator privileges.
He worked for the company from May 30, 2016 until he resigned on April 28, 2017. Between January 1, 2017 and April 38, 2017, he allegedly used his administrator privileges to copy records related to the operations of the business from a proprietary database and used that data to create his own company called Solventsol.
According to the felony complaint, an internal audit conducted by the company after they discovered the theft valued the repair of their computer system, their proprietary database and related data at about $183,400.
Yusupov was formally charged with grand larceny, computer tampering and unlawful duplication of computer related material, all as felonies. He was arraigned in New Rochelle City Court with bail set at $5,000. He was also ordered to surrender his passport.