NY: Student hacker arrested at Bethlehem High

Dayelin Roman reports:

A 16-year-old Bethlehem High School student was arrested last week after police said he uploaded a virus into a school computer.

Police did not release the boy’s name pending the possibility of youthful offender status, but said the school’s information technology department noticed a virus being installed on the network on Feb. 2 and contacted the School Resource Officer.

Read more on Albany Times Union.

Sounds like really quick detection and action by the district’s IT department. But how did the student get access to the server? Is there another part/breach involved?

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  1. BCHS Student - February 17, 2012

    It was NOT a quick detection. The virus was going around as early as December (I found it on my flash drive), but it wasn’t until it affected teachers that the administration noticed. I personally know the creator of the virus and he’s a good kid by manners, but he’s also a bit too knowledgeable when it comes to computers and unfortunately he used the knowledge in a terrible way. I doubt he meant to cause harm, but the program was pretty annoying.

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