A Saudi student hacked into his university’s system and attempted to make some changes to the grades of some of his fellow students and got caught.
And now he is in some serious legal trouble
The defendant, who studies at the King Faisal University in Hofuf, is said to have upgraded 19 students’ scores to 199 points following successful hacking attempts.
His scheme was uncovered by university officials after they noticed changes in student data saved on the educational institution’s internal computer system. This led the college to set up a committee tasked with investigating the breaches.
The defendant has since said that he just wanted to help and had no intention of causing any harm.
The defendant admitted he was able to access the college’s system from a location close to the campus.
The man added that he destroyed the laptop he used to hack into all accounts by setting it on fire and disposing of it near a highway in Al Hofuf region.
The country’s public prosecution recommended the young man receives a four-year jail sentence and a SAR 3-million fine.