University of Nebraska Hacker Pleads Guilty

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The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Daniel Stratman, a former math and computer science major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has admitted his involvement in a security breach at the university in May 2012 (h/t DataBreaches.net).

Stratman, who now lives in Omaha, Neb., and works for an IT company, faced a dozen counts, but agreed to plead guilty to a single count of fraud in connection with computers, and to pay restitution.

In return, the U.S. Attorney's Office agreed to recommend a sentence of not more than two years on a charge than can result in more than 10 years' imprisonment.

On May 23, 2012, Stratman accessed student audit reports and records, user account information, and password information. Stratman's attorney, Bob Creager, said he didn't intend to cause harm. Investigators linked him to the breach via the IP address used to access the system.

Stratman's sentencing has been scheduled for March 21, 2013.