Saudi hacker gives 19 students full grades, faces jail and millions in fine

Mariam Nabbout reports:

A Saudi student hacked into his university’s system to change his classmates’ grades and is now facing legal trouble in the kingdom.

This week, the country’s public prosecution recommended the young man receives a four-year jail sentence and a 3-million Saudi riyal fine ($799,804). The defendant, who studies at the King Faisal University in Hofuf, is said to have upgraded 19 students’ scores to 199 points following successful hacking attempts.

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