Ca: Laurentian student who tried to help university by hacking computer system pleads guilty in court

Erik White reports:

Nearly two years after the Friday night when he decided to test out the computer system at Laurentian University, Spencer Brydges pleaded guilty Wednesday in a Sudbury courtroom.

Back in 2017, the comptuer science student was surprised that he could access the personal information of professors and other students.

Brydges then reported the flaw in the system to Laurentian University, which responded by shutting down its system, banning him from campus and calling Sudbury police.

Read more on CBC.  The judge sentenced him to  12 months probation and 25 hours of community service. It doesn’t mention whether his record will be wiped clean at the end.

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