Incident for Sudhish Ramesh 2020-08-26

First Name Sudhish
Other Name Kasaba
Last Name Ramesh
DOB Unknown
Age 30
Gender male
Location US
Information According to the plea agreement, Ramesh admitted to intentionally accessing Cisco Systems’ cloud infrastructure that was hosted by Amazon Web Services without Cisco’s permission on September 24, 2018. Ramesh worked for Cisco and resigned in approximately April 2018. During his unauthorized access, Ramesh admitted that he deployed a code from his Google Cloud Project account that resulted in the deletion of 456 virtual machines for Cisco’s WebEx Teams application, which provided video meetings, video messaging, file sharing, and other collaboration tools. He further admitted that he acted recklessly in deploying the code, and consciously disregarded the substantial risk that his conduct could harm to Cisco. As a result of Ramesh’s conduct, over 16,000 WebEx Teams accounts were shut down for up to two weeks, and caused Cisco to spend approximately $1,400,000 in employee time to restore the damage to the application and refund over $1,000,000 to affected customers. No customer data was compromised as a result of the defendant’s conduct.
Pending Outcome Yes
Damages Costs Unknown
Date Of Crime 2018-09-24
Occupation IT
Crime(s) Hacking
Sector(s) private
Victim(s) CISCO
Charge(s) Intentionally Accessing a Protected Computer Without Authorization and Recklessly Causing Damage
Authorities FBI
Authorities Statement view
Prosecutors Susan Knight Elise Etter
Judges Lucy H. Koh
Plea Yes
Plea Date 2020-08-26
Plea Info guilty


Location US
Authority 0
Bailed Yes
Bailed Date 2020-08-26
Bail Information
Bail Conditions
Bail Costs 50000
Bail Refused No
Bail Refused Date
Bail Refused Why
Bail Skipped No
Free Release No
Free Release Date