WI: Former Central student charged with hacking school network
Jon Brines reports:
A former Central High School student has been named in a criminal complaint for allegedly hacking into the school district’s network, disrupting it, copying and posting the information online.
“We had a student that was hacking into the system and it did slow down the system,” District Administrator Scott Pierce said Friday.
Kenosha County District Attorney Robert Zapf said the disruption caused by the 17-year-old junior at the time was significant.
“He hacked into their computer system and caused frequent disruption in the learning environment, caused interruptions in the processes and duties of the various school offices and caused disruptions with their phone system,” Zapf said.
The unnamed student reportedly had some links to, or interest in, Anonymous:
The complaint said the student admitted to a school resource officer that he started talking to the cyber “terrorist” group Anonymous online, and, based on “his research and the new acquaintence’s vision,” attempted to hack into Central High School’s network.
Pierce said no personal information from students or faculty was involved in the release of information that took place from April 1 to May 22, 2015.
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