Prospective students who used a flaw posted in online discussion forums to access the ApplyYourself service will not be attending Harvard or MIT anytime soon.
From the Boston.com article:
‘Schmalensee said he made his decision to reject the 32 applicants after seeing the directions posted by the hacker. ”The instructions are reasonably elaborate,” he said. ”You didn’t need a degree in computer science, but this clearly involved effort. You couldn’t do this casually without knowing you were doing something wrong. We’ve always taken ethics seriously, and this is a serious matter.”‘
Just another example of how being stupid with technology is just a plain case of being stupid!