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Student hacks school website to change grades, arrested

IANS  |  San Francisco 

A high school student in the US has been arrested for into the computer system of his school to change his and other students' grades, said on Saturday.

The student, whose name was not disclosed, was studying at in in He has been suspended, a was quoted as saying by

According to police, the student targeted teachers through a phishing scam and hacked into the computer system, a in that operates several schools, in an attempt to change his grades and those of other students.

"We wrote numerous to get the IP addresses of the possible phishing site email... We did good old-fashioned police work and we narrowed it down to an address," Carl Cruz, the Police Financial Crimes Supervisor, was quoted as saying.

The student successfully managed to change the grades.

The high school student had created a fake website and e-mailed teachers in a phishing attempt to get their log-in details.

One actually logged into the fake website, making it possible for the student to access the grade system, police said.



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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 18:22 IST