Local Hackers Get Nailed
It may not be on the level of breaking into the Department of Defense or stealing
tons of credit card data from TJX, but we've just heard of a couple of local
hackers who obviously aren't as smart as they thought they were.
A few students at the prestigious Milton Academy decided to pull a little digital
Animal House and got
into the school's records to change attendance records and grades. They
even got a look at a test before it was given to students. The four students
involved have been either suspended or expelled from the exclusive academy,
where tuition rates hover north of $30,000.
C'mon, kids. You're obviously pretty smart if you could pull this off. Use
your powers for good, not evil. Want to rule the world at the next Google, or
rule your cell block at the state pen?
Sure, this is a local story, but it has other implications as it's yet another
example of hackers getting caught and paying the price. Has your organization
ever been hacked or had data stolen? Were the perps brought to justice? What
was your role in the investigation and persecution process? Rest your case with
me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Lafe Low on 11/28/2007 at 1:23 PM