Laurentian hacker pleads guilty to mischief

January 18, 2019

Spencer Brydges, a former computer sciences student who found a flaw in Laurentian University’s computer system, has pleaded guilty to mischief, reports CBC. In 2017, Brydges accessed personal student and faculty information on Laurentian’s servers, and then reported the breach to Laurentian’s IT staff. He was later charged with unauthorized use of a computer system, mischief to data, and breach of probation for an unrelated assault charge. Ontario Court Justice Randall Lalande told Brydges that he saw no malicious intentions in the hacking. Brydges has since completed a course on ethics and technology, and works for an IT security firm in Toronto. CBC |Sudbury Star (ON)