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Expelled Montreal College student Ahmed Al-Khabaz is getting job offers from many computer software companies including the one he had hacked in college.
Al-Khabaz is a former student of computer science at Dawson College, who got expelled over hacking his college computer system. He had found a security flaw in the Quebec college system due to which the personal information of thousands of students remained vulnerable. After he pointed out the problem he was allegedly threatened to be arrested by software officials and was kicked out from his institution without getting a chance to explain his side of the story.
According to the Dawson College authorities, Al-Khabaz had tried to gain unauthorized access into the college computer system on the account of which he was later expelled. The student, however, denied their allegations and said that he was just trying to help.
Ironically, one of the many jobs offered to the former student is from the software company Skytech. According to previous reports, the president of this company had allegedly threatened Al-Khabaz over committing a ‘cyber attack’.
For Ahmed Al-Khabaz, there are still many doors of opportunity open for him. He is thinking of considering the job offers and to go for one of them while he also wants to apply to some other college for resuming his studies.
An online petition has also been launched to get him reinstated.