Georgia Tech Student Indicted After Hacking Rival College Network

Georgia Tech student, Ryan Gregory Pickren, has been indicted by a grand jury for hacking into the computer system of the University of Georgia.

Charges were brought against Pickren after he stirred the proverbial pot that often boils between rivaling college football teams. He hacked the computer network of UGA just before a big football game in November altering the rival teams online calendar.

Pickren took it upon himself to call the game a loss for the opposing team as he entered below the original calendar entry, “Sat., November 29, 2014 / 12:00 pm / Get Ass Kicked by GT.” Oddly enough, Georgia Tech was able to finally break their 5 game losing streak with a 30-24 final score and overtime.

It didn’t take long for the University of Georgia to catch wind of the new entry and the remove it soon after it was posted. After an investigation into the hack, all of the evidence was collected and presented to a Clarke County grand jury.

The computer engineering major soon had a new calendar entry of his own as he was summonsed to jail by way of a bench warrant issued on December 22nd.

Pickren is looking at potentially spending 15 years in prison and having to shell out up to $50,000 in fines. Georgia has a strict law which finds any personal automatically guilty when it is proven that they tampered with a computer or its network in any way.

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