McMaster student charged after breaching university’s computer system

November 22, 2017

A McMaster University student has been accused of hacking into a university computer database that contained admissions offer letters from 2015 to 2017. The database contained some students’ names, birthdates, internal student numbers, and addresses, according to CHCH. “The key piece here is that there was no disclosure to any sensitive financial or health information,” said McMaster Spokesperson Gord Arbeau. CHCH reports that the Hamilton police have charged the student with unauthorized use of a computer, and that further charges are pending. Hamilton Spectator | CHCH