Pupil hacked into computer and changed their grades after teacher left their password on a note stuck to a laptop – as GCHQ begins cyber security training for school staff

Katie Feehan reports:

A pupil hacked into their teacher’s computer to change grades after finding the password on a note stuck to a laptop.

The same password was used for access to multiple accounts and the pupil’s hack is among the incidents which prompted GCHQ to offer cyber security training to school staff.

After obtaining the password, the pupil was able to access more than 20,000 records and change their grades, GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre says.

Read more on Daily Mail.  That incident is not a new incident, but it is one of a number of incidents being used as part of an awareness and training program being offered to schools by the GCHQ.

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