Sentenced For Hacking Medical School Application System

Bosung Shim, a 24 year old man of Rockville, MD, was sentenced to three months in prison, followed by seven months in community confinement and three years of supervised release, for unauthorized access of a protected computer.Adding to this, he was  required to pay $31,653.24 in restitution to the victim and forfeit the computer equipment used in the crime.
He pleaded guilty on October 4, 2013 to one count of computer intrusion. Shim admitted that between June 2011 and December 2012 he repeatedly tried to get unauthorized access to the computer systems of University of Michigan and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). For six months in 2012, he attempted to change his Medical College Admissions Test scores. When he realized he was unable to hack it, he hired other hackers to do this for him causing tens of thousands of dollars damage.The aspiring medical student is also said to have perpetrated related fraud against other organization, such as the National Institutes of Health.
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