Missouri high school student arrested on suspicion of hacking into school network

Heather Hourigan reports that a Fulton High School student has been arrested after hacking into the school’s computer system.  The attack, allegedly by Austin Singleton, caused the network to go down for several hours, although personal information was reportedly not affected.

Read more on ABC and KOMU.

While the news stories focus on the student’s arrest, there’s no mention of what his motivation might have been, nor how a kid was able to sit in a classroom and manage to take down the network. What is the district is doing in terms of its network security to prevent a recurrence?


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