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Alleged Carleton hacker faces criminal charges




Alleged Carleton hacker faces criminal charges
Alleged Carleton hacker faces criminal charges



http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/09/11/ot-carleton-080911.html 

CBC News
September 11, 2008

A Carleton University student is facing criminal charges, accused of 
stealing user names, passwords, financial information and other data 
from 32 other students to expose security flaws in the university's 
student card system.

Mansour Moufid, 20, is charged with mischief to data and unauthorized 
use of a computer, Ottawa police said Thursday in a release.

He has been released on several conditions and will appear in court on 
Oct. 15.

Moufid, a second-year math student, also faces a disciplinary hearing at 
the university.

A student who called himself "Kasper Holmberg" gained access to the data 
by installing software that he wrote on a terminal in a computer lab 
that was attached to a card reader.

The software recorded keystrokes made on the computer and included 
magnetic stripe card reader software, police said.

Holmberg sent a document to the university and the victims disclosing 
how he did it. In a 16-page report, he concluded that the cards were not 
secure and should not be used.

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