Georgia Tech student hacks Georgia’s computers, gets pretrial diversion

Tom Fornelli reports that the student who hacked into the U. of Georgia system to rib them over a football rivalry has escaped what could have been 15 years in prison for a felony:

Ryan Gregory Pickren, a 21-year old student at Georgia Tech, had some fun at Georgia’s expense before the two teams played in their annual rivalry game last season. Pickren hacked into Georgia’s computer network and changed a post on the school’s online calendar.

Two days before Georgia Tech and Georgia were to play, Pickren changed the calendar to read “Sat., November 29, 2014/ 12:00pm/ Get Ass Kicked By GT.”

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This explains why he was instead accepted into a pretrial diversion program. Should Pickren successfully complete the program, the felony charge will be dismissed and he can go about finding less illegal ways to talk trash Georgia.

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