Students Hack into School’s Computer Systems to Change Their Grades

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.

via infoniac

5 Responses to Students Hack into School’s Computer Systems to Change Their Grades

  1. Nicole Price says:

    Why such a huge financial loss? Besides, either the kids were too bright, or the system too lame.

  2. max says:

    Yeah kids were too bright and system was too lame and school needs someone to blame other than the school’s authorities. Lol…

  3. mike says:

    this is pretty lame why blame the kids get some smarter people to make the schools network. perhaps the kids who changed the grades, they seem to know more

  4. max says:

    I have to agree, they should reward them instead of blaming on a hackable school system. Dumb teachers…

  5. Anonymous says:

    To make excuses for what they did is ridiculous. Regardless of the lack of safe guards against such actions,the students knew they wrong. What they did is similar to (if not in fact) tampering with a governmental document. Being smart and/or computer savy does not jturn this turn this into just some juvenile prank. Their parents should have started off by marching them up to the district and making themn make a very public apology. The penalty should be appropriate, but stern. And agree with or nor, I think sending a message to posssible future hackers (of the schools district’s system) should be part of the consideration as to what the penalty ends up being.

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