Thomas Osadzinski (20), a student at DePaul University, Chicago, was arrested because he allegedly built a custom Gentoo Linux
The Chicago student is suspected to have provided propaganda content that supports the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS).
Osadzinski also began developing a lightweight Gentoo Linux
The student aimed at hardening the Linux Gentoo
Osadzinski provided another FBI undercover agent a screenshot of the Gentoo Linux distro he was preparing, promising that it would be “available for the ansar [ISIS supporters] very soon.”
The student was not able to complete his work because of the difficulty in studying for hardening the Linux distro.
According to Cyberscoop, to Osadzinski also worked for two months as a software tester for Blackberry Cylance.
The student, if will found guilty for distributing propaganda material to support ISIS, will dace up to 20 years in prison.
(SecurityAffairs – ISIS, Gentoo Linux)