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 llow@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Lafe Low on 11/28/2007 at 1:23 PM


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