High School Hackers Arrested for Changing Grades


According to the Daily Breeze, three Los Angeles area high school students were recently accused of hacking into their high school's computer network to change their grades and steal copies of tests.

"The teens, juniors at Palos Verdes High School, are accused of breaking into the school and placing keyloggers, tiny skimming devices used to track and record keys struck on a keyboard, into the USB ports on four teachers' computers, The Daily Breeze reported," writes SecurityNewsDaily's Matt Liebowitz. "The suspects were taken into custody on suspicion of burglary last Thursday (Jan. 26)."

"Using a master key accessed after picking the lock to a janitor's closet, the suspects broke into the school late at night to retrieve the keyloggers, from which they could harvest the teachers' user names and passwords, which they then used to log in to the school's grading system," Liebowitz writes. "Trying to remain off the radar, the teens allegedly made only minor changes to test scores to make their grades average 90."

Go to "California Students Busted for High-Tech Grade-Changing Scam" to read the details.

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