A former University of Nebraska – Lincoln senior has been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to make more than $107,000 in restitution for breaching the computer systems at the university as well as the Nebraska State College System.
United States Attorney Deborah Gilg announced that 23-year-old Daniel Stratman of Omaha will serve his six-month prison term on work release. Stratman then will be required to serve three years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge John Gerrard also ordered Stratman to pay $107,722.58 in restitution during his sentencing.
University officials discovered a security breach of the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska State College System database in May of 2012.
The investigation into the breach led to Stratman, a senior at the time. Law enforcement secured a search warrant to examine Stratman’s computers, which disclosed he had broken through security measures in place to protect sensitive financial records kept in both databases.
The University of Nebraska Police Department, the Lincoln Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Office of the Inspector General, United States Department of Education worked together in the investigation.