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College student tried to hack into Trump’s taxes by creating a fake FAFSA application

Two US college students are facing up to two years in jail for trying to obtain unauthorized access to the tax returns of President Donald Trump. In 2016, when Trump was running for office, the students filled out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application using Trump’s social security number, which had been leaked. The students hoped that the FAFSA application would allow them to import Trump’s financial information and planned to leak this data to the press.

Days before the 2016 election, the students succeeded in compromising the FAFSA account for a Trump family member. However, they did not manage to import Trump’s tax returns. Both students have pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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