Two Charged with Hacking PeopleSoft to Fix Grades

road-runner - November 4, 2007 10:30AM in General News

Two California men could spend up to 20 years in prison for hacking a California state university's system to change their grades. John Escalera, 29, and Gustavo Razo, 28, were indicted October 25 by the grand jury on charges of identity theft, unauthorized computer access, conspiracy and wire fraud. The indictment states that Escalera used "computer hacking techniques" to acquire the password of a supervisor and then used this account to get access to usernames and passwords used in the database. They could spend 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines if convicted.