Hacker Imprisoned for Trying to Change MCAT Scores

Bosung Shim, 24, of Rockville, Md., was recently sentenced to three months in prison, followed by seven months in community confinement and three years of supervised release, for hacking into medical school application computers (h/t Softpedia).

He was also required to pay $31,653.24 in restitution, and was ordered to forfeit the computer equipment he used in the crime.

Shim pled guilty on October 4, 2013 to one count of computer intrusion, admitting that from approximately June 2011 to December 2012, he repeatedly tried to access several victims’ computers, including those of the University of Michigan and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He tried to hack into the AAMC’s computers in 2012 in order to change his Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores. When he failed to do so, he hired other hackers to access the computers for him, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damages.

Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years and an eSecurity Planet contributor since 2009.

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