NC: Hacker changes grades at Panther Creek High School in Cary

T. Keung Hui reports:

Cary Police are investigating after a hacker broke into the computer system at Panther Creek High School and changed the grades for some students, altering class ranks during the important college application period.

In a letter posted on the school’s website Thursday, Panther Creek High Principal Camille Hedrick told families that the school recently discovered an unauthorized access into the school’s information system. Hedrick said a few students’ grades were changed and that their parents have been notified.

Read more on The News & Observer. There’s no indication in the media report or in the school’s letter to parents as to whether a student is suspected of being the hacker or how the hack occurred, but the former is a reasonable hypothesis.

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