Rowan University Student Hacking Skills Need To Get A Little Better
Remember Ferris Bueller’s Day Off where he decided to change his school grades in the system? A Rowan University student majoring in biological sciences, Kaustubh M. Shroff, from Deptford, NJ decided he would do the exact same thing… the only problem was that Shroff got caught.
According to NJ.com, Shroff broke into the registrar’s office at Rowan University on four separate occasions between December 2017 and January 2018, to steal passwords and change his grades. He installed key logger software on all of the computers to ensure that he would have all of the staff’s credentials in order to change his grades in advanced cell biology, organic chemistry, invertebrate zoology and philosophy of science. Shroff was able to break into the office by using a credit card and was caught on January 11. He was expelled from Rowan University and indicted on charges of burglary, tampering with records, identity crime and several computer crime counts, according to NJ.com. He eventually pleaded guilty to one of the third-degree computer crimes charge as part of his plea deal. He was sentenced to 2 years probation since he complied with investigators and it was his first indictable conviction. This just goes to show that life is never like the movies, and there are consequences!