Buena Vista University Computer Hacker Pleads Guilty

Fri 10-30-2015

(Sioux City)-- Prosecutors say a Nebraska man who didn't get the promotion he wanted at a northwest Iowa college has been convicted of hacking without authorization into several of the university's computers and email accounts.

David Boyer pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to unauthorized access to a protected computer. In a plea agreement, the 46-year-old Boyer admitted that from October 2009 through June 4th, 2010, he accessed protected computers at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake.

Prosecutors say Boyer took the unauthorized actions because he was angry that he hadn't been promoted to become head of the Information Technology department, losing the job to another person.

In the plea agreement, Boyer agreed to pay $100,000 in restitution. A sentencing date hasn't been set.

(From the Associated Press.)