California State University San Marcos



Location

San Marcos, CA
United States
33° 8' 36.1392" N, 117° 9' 58.122" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 18, 2012
geo: 
San Marcos, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

700 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A candidate for student body president was accused of tampering with University computers in order to access student ID numbers and passwords.  The information could have been used to alter election results.  The University isolated and monitored the compromised accounts and rescheduled the election.  The student was arrested in March on suspicion of election fraud, identity theft, and unlawful access to a computer.  The student was released and no chargers were filed.

UPDATE (04/20/2012): The student was first arrested after allegedly being caught with a password stealing device at a campus computer.

UPDATE (03/22/2013): The student pleaded guilty to wire fraud, access device fraud, and unauthorized use of a computer. He faces between 27 and 33 months in federal custody.

UPDATE (08/06/2013): The former student received a one-year sentence and is scheduled for a restitution hearing on August 12.

Source: 
Dataloss DB
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