Stanford rejects hacker applicants: As near as I can tell, these people didn’t do any “hacking,” per se. They just put their ID numbers into a querystring argument. You’d have to be pretty loose with the term to call that “hacking.”
Admissions sites of at least six schools were accessed by applicants for about 10 hours in early March after a hacker posted instructions in a BusinessWeek Online forum.
The instructions told people to log onto their admissions Web page and find their identification numbers in source material that was available on the site. By plugging those numbers into another Web page address, they were directed to a page where their admissions decision would be found.