Way to go loser

September 8, 2005 at 7:24pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

An alumni email from my alma mater, St. Mary’s College of Maryland:

9.  Hacking Sends College Web on Two-Week Vacation

An aspiring Class of 2009 student decided to show off his computer prowess by hacking into the school’s Web and posting directions for others to do the same on his BLOG.  We regret any problems alumni experienced trying to access the College’s Web during mid-to-late August.  We are happy to report that no areas with personal information (for alumni or students) were compromised.  The student was expelled before he ever set foot in a classroom.

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Mr. Wilson September 8, 2005 at 8:19pm

What a maroon!

I wonder, though: why was the website down for two weeks? Did the l337 h4xX0r delete everything, and the college didn’t have backups? Are the college’s tech guys so dim they required the full two weeks to plug the security hole?

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