Man infects college PCs to steal huge database

Dan Goodin reports:

A former college student has admitted taking part in a criminal scheme that used malware to steal and sell large databases of faculty and alumni, change grades, and siphon funds from other students’ accounts.

Daniel J. Fowler, 21, of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty in federal court there to computer hacking conspiracy and computer intrusion, according to prosecutors. Charges against Fowler’s alleged accomplice, 27-year-old Joseph A. Camp, are pending, according to court documents, which indicate his trial is scheduled for October 24. Camp has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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  1. golde - June 23, 2011

    but what PII was stolen? I see money transfers but did they get access to SSNs to sell? More info needed – hey, reporters: you need to do some more digging about this story.

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