A computer hacker gained access to internal admissions records at Harvard, Stanford, and other top business schools, then helped applicants log on and learn their fate weeks ahead of schedule, the Associated Press (AP) reported March 3.

Few of the people who followed the hacker's directions managed to find out if their applications had been accepted, according to school officials. But many of them could end up getting rejected now that the schools are checking to see who tried to exploit the security breach.

"Hacking into a system in this


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