THESE ARE STORIES WHICH QUOTE ME DURING THE INFAMOUS HBS HACKING SCANDAL
Harvard rejects 119 accused of hacking
Sanford Kreisberg, an admissions consultant who is president of Cambridge Essay Service, said the institutions that have made a blanket decision not to admit the applicants involved were overreacting. He said that he had talked to many of the applicants, and that many did not think that what they did was wrong.
"It's somewhere between a prank and a hack," Mr. Kreisberg said. "Some people said they didn't realize it was wrong until later. Some people were notified by an e-mail or by others saying, 'Check this out.'"
He also said that many people who grew up using the Web view the Internet differently than do older counterparts, who look down on the more freewheeling aspects of online life.
"There's a generational issue," Mr. Kreisberg said. "The judges in this case have not grown up with the Internet. It's kind of like the traffic-court judge who doesn't know how to drive."