Former Lindenwood student sentenced for cyberattack

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KSDK) – A former Lindenwood University student was sentenced for a cyber attack last year, according to St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar.

Addison Todd, 25, of St. Charles, received 90 days in jail for tampering of online publishing of confidential student information.

According to Lohmar, in March 2012, a source used Twitter and an Internet file sharing website to release information, including Lindenwood's suspension list, student phone numbers, social security numbers, email addresses and grade point averages of 180 students.

As a part of a plea agreement, Todd pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with computer data and tampering with a computer user.

He also must pay $5,000 in restitution to Lindenwood, $1,575 to St. Charles County's cyber crime unit and write an apology letter to Lindenwood. He's also forbidden from Lindenwood's campus.


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