Student expelled after hacking into school system lands IT security job
A Montreal Dawson College student who was booted from class after he found a bug in the school’s web portal has received a job offer from the very company that made the vulnerable software.
The school accused Hamad Al-Khabaz of launching a cyber attack after he found a vulnerability that could expose the personal information of students, such as their grades, student IDs and social insurance numbers.
Being a good student, the 20-year-old told the school about the glitch. Then, he found other problems and was eventually expelled back on Nov. 14.
Now, reports say the expelled student has been offered a job doing what he did best while in school – exposing security holes in software.
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