California High School Students Charged with Hacking School Computers

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KABC reports that at least a dozen students at California's Corona del Mar High School are accused of hacking into school computers to preview tests and change grades (h/t DataBreaches.net).

"The District is cooperating fully with the Newport Beach Police Department as it investigates the full scope of the misconduct," the school said in a statement. "In addition to disciplinary action by the school, the involved students could face serious criminal charges as a result of their actions."

KTLA reports that a tutor, Timothy Lance Lai, 28, allegedly showed the students how to install a keylogger on a computer -- the devices were used on more than 17 teachers' computers.

"The early investigation has identified a private tutor that we believe provided these students with a hacking device and instructed them on how to use them," the school stated.

Some students, according to KABC, are impressed. "I think it's pretty cool," student Mitch Evans said. "I know Bill Gates, I believe, used to hack into classes and put himself in the class with the most women in it when he was in high school. So I think it takes a lot of aptitude to be able to get into the system."