Andrew Blake reports a follow-up to a hack previously noted on this site.
A teenager was arrested in North Carolina on Wednesday after a months-long investigation led authorities to believe that he broke into a high school computer system and altered several students’ grades in a Ferris Bueller-styled hack.
High school senior Saivamsi Hanumanthu, 17, faces charges of felony accessing government computers, felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor accessing government computers. If convicted, he could be sentenced to more than four years behind bars.
Police in Cary, North Carolina, launched their investigation in October after administrators at Panther Creek High School said someone had “unlawfully accessed” an internal database and changed six students’ grades, altering their class rank and GPA, and prompting educators to contact colleges that had received inaccurate academic transcripts.
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