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Hackers Face Prison Time For Boosting Grades

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Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:42 pm

A pair of California college students each face up to a year in prison for hacking into a professor's computer to give out bogus grades.

A pair of California college students each face up to a year in prison for hacking into a professor's computer to give out bogus grades to themselves and other students, Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday.

Jennifer Ngan, 19, of Alhambra and Lena Chen, 20, of Torrance -- roommates who attend California State University Northridge -- face misdemeanor charges of illegally accessing computers, among other counts.

After hacking into an unidentified professor's computer, the two handed out grades to nearly 300 other students, and boosted their own marks in the teacher's class. Ngan's grade, for example, was changed from a D+ to an A.

According to Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the L.A. city attorney's office who was quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the Ngan and Chen "felt the professor was unfair, and it was on behalf of all the students" that they hacked his system.

They also allegedly used personal information gleaned from CSUN's network to order pizza, more than 20 magazine subscriptions, and a box of blank CDs to be delivered to the professor's home.

Ngan and Chen are scheduled for arraignment Aug. 21.

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Post: # 29219Post Panama Red
Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:32 pm

Hi Eg


Really trying to keep pace with J_K9 eh!


http://tazforum.thetazzone.com/viewtopic.php?t=2697

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Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:43 pm

Stick it to Da Man! :D
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Post: # 29239Post Egaladeist
Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:16 pm

Dalek wrote:Hi Eg


Really trying to keep pace with J_K9 eh!


http://tazforum.thetazzone.com/viewtopic.php?t=2697

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Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:41 pm

Dalek wrote:Really trying to keep pace with J_K9 eh!
:shock:

I never thought you would stoop so low, Eg.


:mrgreen: Hehe - j/k :D

So, is this thread going to be graveyarded, deleted, or left alone? ;)
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Post: # 29264Post Egaladeist
Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:55 pm

Stoop...I can stoop with the best of em' :D

So, is this thread going to be graveyarded, deleted, or left alone?

Stickied! :D

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Post: # 29280Post J_K9
Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:32 pm

For a second I thought you were being serious :shock:


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Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:40 am

http://csun-us.xuqa.com/profile.php?id=90196

Right from the get-go you should have shifted more towards whats important here. They weren't that hot looking. And with that said, |The|Specialist moves on.

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Re: Hackers Face Prison Time For Boosting Grades

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Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:05 am

Egaladeist wrote:After hacking into an unidentified professor's computer, the two handed out grades to nearly 300 other students, and boosted their own marks in the teacher's class. Ngan's grade, for example, was changed from a D+ to an A.
He needs to learn the art of Subtle. Sheesh.

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Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:51 am

Orientation Gay/Lesbian
Then wtf is she doing with a man?? :?


That aside, Xierox has a point. She could have told them their grades and cleared her traces, but changing her mark from a D+ to an A is just Dumb (with a capital D) :roll:

And did they clear the logs? The article doesn't say.


Either way, they did something illegal and they were caught. All smile: :roll:
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Post: # 29627Post Vorlin
Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:42 pm

What I find hilarious is fact that it's two chicks who are intelligent enough to 'hack' into a professor's school computer to change their grades drastically but completely dumb as a box of rocks in that they couldn't pass the class they were changing.

As far as the "professor's unfair" bit, give me a freaking break. It's F-ING COLLEGE YOU LOW EXPECTATION-HAVING BEY@TCH! If their orientation is any clue, the professor was probably a guy and they're man-hating sl*ts. Enjoy prison...maybe they'll be introduced to the OTHER end of a broomstick or plunger...

God I hate stupidity...why can't we just take the warning labels off of everything and let Mother Nature cull the herd?
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