WV: School system computer network attacked by botnet; Ohio County student allegedly involved

Jeff Jenkins reports:

A Wheeling area high school student was recently able to invade the public education computer network and slow things down including standardized testing that was happening in some counties at the time.

West Virginia Department of Education Chief Technology Officer Sterling Beane said it happened last week when the student used an off-shore computer hacking company to implant a denial-of-service bug that impacted WVNET.

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