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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 …

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Headmaster

Campus Police?

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Do they have guns?

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Anonymous Coward

This Is America, Of Course They Have Guns

Duh.

I grew up near the University of Chicago. They started up their own private PD when 5th Army HQ left and we no longer had MPs patrolling the neighborhood. (The MPs were impressive- rougher than Chicago PD.) It quickly became the 3rd largest police force in the State of Illinois- over 100 cops. Don't know about now; but back then the UCPD packed impressive amounts of firepower.

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It may go by campus

The University of Pennsylvania is in a pretty scruffy part of Philadelphia, and indeed the Penn cops carry pistols. Do the cops at (say) Albion College in rural Michigan carry firearms? Maybe not.

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Drexel > Penn

Leaving the Drexel campus gets rough too! Taco Lou's FTW!

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Meh

TO STEAL HUGE DATABASE

Hmm I cant quiet see the 'steal' aspect of this headline in the story. looks like a typical campus hack; up grades & steal campus cash.

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Who owns the film rights?

Sounds like a good sequel to The Social Network

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Devil

The asocial network?

These are not your father's David Lightmans.

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They stole an entire person too?

"the username and password of a pilfered university staff member"

These keyloggers are getting sophisticated nowadays. A WHOLE staff member? Good work!

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Good Work

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2257

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Happy

No...

...but it looks like the guy might be talking in a very squeeky voice having had his "member" stolen.

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Really?

Just 15 Years, that's a lot less than McKinnon may receive and this Prick Daniel Fowler was far more malicious.

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I agree!

Just another example of why our extradition laws need re-writing. He could and should be tried in the UK where he would be treated with some leniancy, considering his autism and that it is dubious that he actually caused any damage.

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Seems lazy.

They install malware left, right & center, and have a detectable crime [siphoning off cash from students --- of course about half will quickly notice! They should know their balance upto the nearest pint!].

So it's a bit strange they're too stupid/lazy to at least make it look like somebody else did it. [Maybe he did that, hence the denials of the accomplice.]

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FAIL

TOOLS!

They took the social network movie to literal. LOL

They thought they were freakin Zuck and tried to steal data.

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