Wow, these high scool students hacked into their school’s computer to change their grades. I guess it could be a felony or an award of high “hack” achievement (from me).
I believe this is due to the security vulnerability in the school’s computer systems. If high school students can hack it, the system is at fault, not the students.
Four high school students are charged of hacking into the Fort Bend Independent School District‘s computer network and altering grades for at least 60 students, as reported by the district officials.
The case could be regarded as a felony case, since the financial loss of the act is estimated at about $190,000. According to the law, an action leading to a loss of $100,000 to $200,000 should be called a second-degree felony, which carries a penalty of two to twenty years of prison.