High School Can’t Pick Valedictorian Because Hacker Altered Grades for Years

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "An Alabama high school is in the unpleasant position of not being able to finish end-year school rankings after they’ve discovered that someone has been hacking into their IT network and changing grades since 2016..."

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...rian-because-hacker-altered-grades-for-years/

    "...For the students, the primary concern seems to be how the apparent hack will affect their position on the Top 10 list. Some students may have been bumped out of the top slots by someone who changed their grades and losing that position may affect their hunt for scholarships,..."

    https://gizmodo.com/someone-allegedly-hacked-grades-at-an-alabama-high-scho-1825811783
     
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    "Teen arrested as East Bay school district hacking suspect

    Police responded to a call April 25 from Mt. Diablo Unified School District staff about an apparent intrusion, and later learned that a teacher clicked on a “phishing” e-mail, sending her credentials to a hacker.

    That hacker then used the credentials to log into the district’s computer system, changing grades for students. An investigation did not reveal any sign of stolen personally identifiable information.

    With help from the U.S. Secret Service, the Contra Costa district attorney’s office and Contra Costa sheriff’s officials, a teenager was arrested Wednesday after a search by a K-9 officer’s “Dug,” trained in electronic-device detection, yielded an SD card hidden in a tissue box..."

    https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/10/teen-arrested-as-school-district-hacking-suspect/
     
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    "Bloomfield Students Suspected of Hacking System, Changing Grades and Lunch Refunds

    Bloomfield Hills Schools is investigating students suspected of hacking the computer system to change high school grades, alter attendance records and refund lunch purchases...

    '...a couple of our students made some poor choices lately, deciding to hack into our student information system, which houses all of our student and family data, and manipulate their personal grades, attendance, and lunch balance information,' Supt. Robert Glass emails parents Thursday,...Students gained access to the system by exploiting a vulnerability within the system. To be clear, the student information system is now safe and the vulnerability has been resolved..."

    http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/arti...em_changing_grades_lunch_refunds#.Wv5NXaQvzRY
     
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