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Ex-Pupil who Hacked into UCM PCs gets 3-yr Prison Sentence

An ex-pupil of UCM and resident of Kansas City, Missouri (US), Joseph A. Camp has received a federal jail imprisonment for 3-yrs after proved guilty of conspiring to breach the security of the institution's PC-network, published kspr.com dated June 19, 2013.

The Office of US Attorney also ordered that Camp, aged 29, would have to pay a compensation charge of over $61,000 as part of the sentence given out to him.

During April 2013, Camp admitted to conniving with another pupil also from Kansas City towards invading the PC-system situated in the school campus during March 2009-March 2010. That other pupil named Daniel J. Fowler is aged 23-yrs.

Court documents describe the two culprits as creators of one PC malware that was utilized for contaminating UCM PCs. The duo also tried to contaminate the system, the President of the University used. Several ruses were employed for infecting the PCs, like presenting for exhibiting vacation photographs through certain detachable drive which actually had the virus Camp and Fowler created. The two effectively distracted and misguided an administrator of UCM followed with successfully utilizing the detachable drive for pulling down the virus onto that administrator's PC. This helped them to monitor his PC-operations as also seize his user ID along with password. Thereafter through remote access, they switched on the camera attached to the administrator's computer and took shots of him sitting near it while checking his e-mails.

Camp and Fowler even acquired the user ID and password a director of the residence hall used and then through those credentials executed illegal financial transactions that would get their pupil A/Cs credited with UCM money.

During December 2009, Camp, who had filched data from UCM systems, provided 90,000 identities for sale to one New York individual, charging USD35,000.

Exuding dare, the hackers even threatened possible people acting as witnesses through the social site Facebook when they learnt about an ongoing probe.

According to prosecutors, Camp and Fowler further tried altering grades as well as moving funds into their student A/Cs.

Although, during June 2011, Fowler had admitted to participating in the theft, he's yet to be sentenced.

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