Hacked MBA Admissions Info at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and Duke
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Dozens of future MBA students flunked their first business ethics test when they hacked in to the admissions information for Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Duke, and Dartmouth, among others, following instructions which had been written by a hacker calling himself “brookbond”.

Brookbond, after determing how to hack into the schools’ web sites to access the admissions information, posted the hacking instructions on an online forum maintained by Business Week.


While it appears that only one person attempted to hack the admissions information for Duke, more than 100 hopeful candidates attempted to break in to the Harvard admissions site. Whether this is instructive as to either the quality or eagerness of Harvard candidates, or of Duke’s, is hard to say, but according to Steve Nelson, Executive Director of Harvard’s Business School program, “Hacking into a system in this manner is unethical and also contrary to the behavior we expect of leaders we aspire to develop.”

In short, those who attempted to obtain their results early will probably find that whatever they were at the time, their results have now turned in to a big fat rejection. There is no truth to the rumour that Stanford and MIT are giving positive points to the hackers for ingenuity.

In the meantime, Business Week has removed the hacking instructions from their website.

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  1. Man, that sucks. I applied to Harvard and am waiting for my reply. Poor kids…didn’t know what they were doing, so blinded by zeal they were…

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